Nightly News | November 23, 2012
>>> overseas tonight, the cease-fire appears for the most part to be holding in israel and gaza. and suddenly we're watching something else. the streets have filled up across cairo and egypt , as the new president once hailed as a hero just made a huge power grab that some say looks like the beginning of a new type of dictatorship there. jim maceda is there in cairo , at a familiar spot, good evening.
>> reporter: hi, brian, well just as the world thought that egypt was coming out of the revolutionary pain, the demonstrators are out there digging in. once again, the square filled with protesters, tear gas and casualties. their target? a dictator. but this happened today. and they were not talking of hosni mubarak , but morsy, fresh from brokering a cease-fire in gaza. he set a precedent by granting himself new power, firing one man in the regime, and giving himself power to write the new constitution. opposi the opposition leaders took to the street, saying that he had appointed himself the new leader. the clashes spread across the country, injuring more than a 100. in alexandria, the muslim brotherhood headquarters there raided and protested.
>> they're not going to lose their voice if they think somehow they have a new hosni mubarak .
>> reporter: but morsy told supporters he took the bold move to save egypt 's democracy, that it was only temporary to speed up the movement. i am for all egyptians, and won't be biased against any son of egypt , but many were not buying it.
>> this is not what the revolution was about.
>> reporter: today, the state department called on them to resolve differences. but tonight, the protests raged on and raised questions about morsy's ability to enforce a cease-fire abroad as he fights for his political life at home. the opposition has called for another million-man march on tuesday as almost two years after their revolution, egypt remains torn over what it is becoming, religious, secular, or something in between?
>> jim maceda, in cairo , as