Can Morsi survive Egypt's massive protests?

On the anniversary of his inauguration, Egypt's Islamist president faces protests from millions demanding his resignation

Mohamed Morsi protests
(Image credit: AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Millions of Egyptian protesters have erupted in anger against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohammed Morsi. Millions took to the streets across the country on Sunday, the anniversary of Morsi's inauguration, and threatened widespread civil disobedience if he doesn't step down by Tuesday evening. Young protesters stormed and ransacked the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters, which they see as the true seat of power.

Will Morsi be able to restore calm and hang on? The embattled president — vilified by the opposition for ramming through an Islamist-inspired constitution and failing to fix the crumbling economy — admitted he had made mistakes, but said he wasn't going anywhere. "If we changed someone in office who [was elected] according to constitutional legitimacy — well, there will be people opposing the new president too, and a week or a month later they will ask him to step down," he told Britain's Guardian newspaper.

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