Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood Defend Response to Protests

President Mohammed Morsi publicly expressed grief over those killed and wounded, while defending his actions against armed demonstrators. The Muslim Brotherhood claimed its members were the victims, not perpetrators, of the violence in Egypt, Mohannad Sabry reports from Cairo.

al-monitor A protester who was injured during overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is detained by the Republican Guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Dec. 6, 2012. Photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany.

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Dec 6, 2012

CAIRO — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi expressed his grief over the deaths and hundreds of injuries resulting from violent clashes that continued into Wednesday, while warning against further challenges to his decrees and confirming that the constitutional referendum will be held as scheduled for Dec. 15.

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