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    Morsi decree prompts mass protests in Egyptian cities

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    There have been demonstrations across Egypt in protest at the sweeping powers assumed by President Mohamed Morsi.

    Morsi issued a decree on Thursday, giving himself and other bodies immunity from any legal challenge.

    Critics have accused him of becoming another dictator.

    But speaking to his supporters just a few hours ago, Morsi said he was protecting the goals of the revolution.

    Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Cairo.