December 2, 2012
Egyptâ€™s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairoâ€™s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said.
They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers.
It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.
Just 24 hours earlier around 200,000 people gathered in Tahrir Square, the heart of last yearâ€™s revolution which toppled President Hosni Mubarak, yesterday to protest against a new draft constitution.