Mohamed Morsi was locked in crisis talks with Egypt's leading judges last night as he desperately tried to scramble out of a confrontation that is threatening to engulf his presidency.
Tension was rising yesterday after the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Mr Morsi is a leading figure, called on its own supporters to protest in a separate part of the capital.
"We are facing an attempt to build a new dictatorship," wrote Wael Abdel Fattah in yesterday's 'Al-Tahrir' newspaper, reflecting the views of many Brotherhood opponents.
More than 400 people have been injured in violent protests which broke out after Mr Morsi's decree. It was confirmed that a young Brotherhood member, Islam Fathi Masoud (15), was killed in the northern town of Damanhour when protesters attacked the headquarters of the Brotherhood's political wing. (© Independent News Service)