Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi demonstrated across the country on Saturday, trying to counter protests earlier this week in which hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated their displeasure with Morsi granting himself sweeping new powers. Morsi claims the power-granting decree is only temporary, and is needed to help him usher through a new constitution. The constitution, which limits presidents to two four-year terms in office, strengthens the parliament, and adds limited oversight of Egypt's powerful military, is expected to be put to a vote by the Egyptian people as soon as mid-December. But as protests and violence are becoming increasingly prevalent in Tahrir Square and throughout Cairo, some worry that the constitution won't put an end to the country's troubles.
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