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It's attention in Cairo is growing after the Egyptian president gave the military the power to arrest civilians the military.
This move is intended they tell us to stop days of often violent protests but instead opponents say it could make things worse there.
This weekend the president Mohamed Morsi largely gave up his power grab which essentially put him above the law.
That decision in direct response to mass demonstrations including protesters reportedly storming through barbed wire barricades that surround the Presidential Palace.
But president -- still plans to go ahead with a vote this Saturday on a controversial new constitution.
And opponents say -- he canceled that vote the protests will continue.
Now keep in mind president -- help negotiate a cease fire between Israel and Hamas so there's a lot of maligned here.
The fox what she -- -- what is what is this referendum is another potential flashpoint.
Absolutely shut because -- no president up -- C handed back the powers that he grabbed.
In that act and act how grab just a couple of weeks ago the constitution.
There will be voted -- in this weekend's referendum.
Gives him back a lot of those same powers sidelines the colts once again that's -- The protesters now have a couple of options they can go on to the streets again and make it too chaotic to hold the referendum or -- least try to.
They cannot try -- -- appealed to the US to put more pressure.
On president -- -- US officials are weighing the -- very carefully for now listen.
We want to see a constitution.
That when it is adopted.
Respects and protects the right to promote the egyptians.
And the democratic trajectory of the country but egyptians are gonna have to work through how they get from here to there.
I'm getting from here today could be very bloody if the protests get a lot was in Cairo as predicted over the next few days took the echoes of the former leader of that country just keep coming and coming yes first of -- Impreza the most -- trying to take those dictatorial pat kind of powers.
The President Mubarak have -- him.
And now using the military to try to keep protesters off the street.
Giving the military the power to arrest people but the big difference not.
Between president -- situation and that of President Mubarak and -- at least until the end of the Mubarak regime is the people clearly know.
They can that change their own destiny listen.
What we do see is an Egyptian people.
That -- feel the people power that understand that they can come to the street.
That they don't have to take.
Government decisions that are.
Let's say overly repressive or.
Or undemocratic and they don't have to.
Take these lying down they can have a voice.
And policies critics intend to exercise -- that voice with a huge demonstration on the streets of Cairo tomorrow -- -- supporters.
Are calling a -- -- demonstrations so it will be a very.
Tense day about 225 damning Cairo right now on Tuesday ship it's shaping up to be a very big day -- and watch Jonathan thanks so much.
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