Protesters breach Morsi palace barrier

Cairo -

Protesters opposed to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi broke through barbed wire barriers protecting his Cairo palace on Friday, but a cordon of soldiers prevented them from entering the main gate, AFP correspondents at the scene said.

Egyptian Army deploy near the presidential palace to secure the site of overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The Egyptian army has deployed tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo following clashes between supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi that left several people dead and hundreds wounded. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Credit: AP

A crowd of more than 10 000 protesters were thronging the square in front of the palace, where army tanks are deployed. Some sprayed graffiti on the palace's perimeter wall, telling Morsi to “Go.” - Sapa-AFP