Egyptian Opposition Threatens March On Palace If Morsi Doesn’t Step Down

Egyptian opposition protesters are threatening to escalate protests and march on the presidential palace Tuesday if President Mohammed Morsi does not step down, CNN reported.

The Tamarod opposition campaign called for “nationwide protests, civil disobedience and a march on the presidential palace” if Morsi doesn’t leave office by Tuesday evening, according to CNN.

President Morsi also rejected the Egyptian military’s 48-hour ultimatum declaring that it will intervene in the conflict if both sides do not reach an agreement by Wednesday.

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