Nightly News | November 30, 2012
>>> sight again today. huge crowds protesting in tahrir square, angry at president morsy and his muslim brotherhood , accusing them of hijacking their revolution in their country. and it was hard to miss the large number of women in that crowd today. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel has more from cairo.
>> reporter: tens of thousands came, down with morsy, they shouted. leave, leave. what a change for the new egyptian president . just last week, he won praise from mediating an end to the gaza crisis. but then, riding high , morsy shocked the country, declaring his decisions above the law . leaving parliament and the courts virtually powerless. now his loyalists have pushed through a new constitution in a single day. judges call it illegal. but they have been silenced. it triggered a wave of protests. the anger is also directed to the united states , people say president obama has gone too far to embrace the muslim brotherhood and has been too quick to praise president morsy, only making him bolder to take this controversial power grab. the demonstrators say the new constitution favors the islamic extremists , and allows citizens to become morality police , and doesn't protect women enough. this eighteen-year-old student says that the area is dominated by the religious sealists.
>> since morsy came to power, do you feel more threatened as a woman?
>> yes, i feel much more threatened.
>> reporter: egyptians fear that morsy is becoming more of a tyrant than hosni mubarak ever was. and tomorrow, morsy supporters are holding demonstrations of their own.
>> richard engel above tahrir square, where they love using laser pointers when folks are on television. richard, what a report