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    Morsi decree prompts mass protests in Egyptian cities

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.