Demonstrators pledge to fight Morsi power grab
DOH!Mohamed Morsi outraged many Egyptians this week with a decree that all his decisions would be immune from judicial review.
After a day of protests both for and against the Islamic leader, demonstrators in Tahrir Square - the symbolic heart of protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year - have begun what they say will be a week-long sit-in.
"We are heading towards a totalitarian regime again for the second time. This is not what we revolted for. I elected Morsi myself the last time and now Morsi is repeating Mubarak's mistakes," one protester told the BBC.
"We are protesting against this new declaration which give him more and more power, unprecedented power. We can't accept that," another said.
Under a declaration read out on television on Thursday, the president "can issue any decision or measure to protect the revolution... The constitutional declarations, decisions and laws issued by the president are final and not subject to appeal."