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Morsi Issues Facebook Message

Morsi's big mouth means big problems. In an official Facebook message issued early Monday, the Egyptian president put on hold the measures of raising sales taxes on a wide range of consumer goods and services that were made public Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the day, opposition groups rejected the president’s attempt to rescind his near-absolute authority decree, calling it “relatively meaningless.” As protests outside the palace raged on, Morsi order the military to "keep order" and protect the state institutions. The fighting—which has already killed 8 and wounded up to 700—is likely to continue until the Dec. 15 vote on the new referendum.

 

December 10, 2012 12:00 AM