So much for civil society. Hundreds of supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gathered Sunday to block a meeting by the country’s top court on a new draft constitution. The protesters want to prevent any attempt to question the document’s legality. The president, who has been the subject of opposition protests ever since he seized broad new powers in recent weeks, has called for a constitutional referendum on Dec. 15. Morsi’s opponents have said that the constitution has serious flaws, but the document has received support from the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood party.
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