150 Egyptians injured in nationwide clashes

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At least 150 people have been injured in Egyptian capital of Cairo and other governorates during nationwide protests on Tuesday, as massive Egyptians throughout the country raged to protest a constitutional declaration issued Thursday, which was deemed as President Mohamed Morsi's adoption of sweeping powers.

Egyptian protesters clash with riot police during the anti-Morsi rally near the U.S. Embassy in central Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 27, 2012. Egyptian people flooded to the capital Cairo's central Tahrir Square on Tuesday to join a rally rejecting the new constitutional declaration issued by President Mohamed Morsi last Thursday. [Photo: Xinhua] 

One protester died due to heart attack during the march in central Cairo's Tahrir square, official MENA news agency quoted head of the Egyptian Ambulance Authority Mohamed Sultan as saying.

At least 21 people have been injured in Cairo, Sultan added, noting there were a lot of injuries in other governorates except Gharbiya.

In related parts, clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi outside the office of Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and justice Party (FJP) in Gharbiya Governorate have left at least 129 people injured.

Meanwhile, The Cabinet will hold a meeting Wednesday headed by Premier Hisham Qandil to discuss developments in Egypt.

Large-scale demonstrations blazed across the unrest-marked country, rejecting the new constitutional declaration issued by Morsi.

The new constitutional declaration ruled that all laws, decrees and constitutional declarations, which were issued by the president since coming to office on June 30, 2012, are final and unchallengeable by any body, while it will not lead to reinstate the People's Assembly.

Titling the president's decisions as "revolutionary," presidency spokesman Yasser Ali said there is no judicial body entitled to dissolve the Shura Council (upper house) or the Constituent Assembly.

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