Furious Egyptian protesters torch headquarters of President Morsi's party in three cities. ...
Morsi issued a new declaration on Thursday, under which no judicial body can dissolve Egypt’s Constituent Assembly that is currently writing a new constitution.
The declaration allows the president to take "any decision or measure to protect the revolution." It also considers decisions and laws issued by the president as "final and not subject to appeal."
The move drew calls for nationwide protests from opposition forces who branded the declaration as "a coup against legitimacy" and "a major blow on the revolution that could have dire consequences."
Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace prize laureate and the former director general of International Atomic Energy Agency, said Morsi had “usurped all state powers and appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh."