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Supporters, opponents of Morsi hold rallies in Egypt over upcoming referendum

Xinhua)  14:48, December 12, 2012

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi participate in a rally in Nasser city district in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 2012, four days ahead of a nationwide referendum on the new draft constitution. (Xinhua/Qin Haishi)

CAIRO, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Supporters and opponents of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi held rallies Tuesday across the country, reflecting a bitter division among the nation.

Thousands of Morsi's supporters, mainly members of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist Islamists, rallied outside Rabia al- Adawiya Mosque at Nasr City in Cairo, raising signs and chanting slogans in support of a recent constitutional declaration issued by Morsi and the upcoming constitutional referendum slated for Dec. 15. They dubbed their protests as "Yes for legitimacy."

Safaa al-Sayed, a 31-year-old female pro-Morsi protester, told Xinhua that she participated in the rally to support Morsi and the draft constitution.

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