Thousands of protesters are flooding Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demonstrate against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi’s decree granting himself dictator-like powers. Morsi addressed supporters earlier.

Tear gas is reportedly being fired at the protesters.

Betsy Hiel, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Cairo correspondent, is live-tweeting the protest.

Via BuzzFeed, the Muslim Brotherhood took to Twitter on Thanksgiving Day to defend Morsi’s power grab.

Twitchy will monitor the protest and update with breaking details.

Update:

Though night has fallen, the protests continue:

https://twitter.com/SlipknotMody/status/272083135389368320

There are also reports of sexual assaults on female protesters.