Egyptian riot police have fired teargas at protesters demonstrating against President Mohamed Morsi near the presidential palace in the capital Cairo.
According to local press almost ten people have been injured in clashes, reports further indicates that
Protesters have broken through police lines in front of the palace.
of protesters gathered to march to the presidential palace in protest
of Morsi's decree which grants him near absolute powers, and a draft
constitution which was quickly adopted by his allies.
"Freedom or we die! Mohammed Morsi! Illegitimate! Brotherhood! Illegitimate!," a crowd of several hundred protesters chanted outside a mosque in the Abbasiyah district earlier Tuesday.
Protesters also gathered outside Morsi's residence shouting, "Down with the sons of dogs. We are the power and we are the people!"
Morsi has called for a nationwide referendum on the draft constitution on December 15.