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December 6, 2012 9:38 am

5 Dead in Cairo Clashes, Morsi Advisers Resign

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Egyptian protestors in Cairo. Photo: wiki commons.

TIME – (CAIRO) — Overnight clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist leader killed at least five people, according to state television, as the nation further descended into political turmoil over the constitution drafted by President Mohammed Morsi’s allies.

The street battles outside the presidential palace in the city’s Heliopolis district were the worst violence since Egypt’s latest crisis erupted on Nov. 22, when Morsi assumed near absolute powers.

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