Provoking images of the 2011 protests, unrest and violence is again rocking Egypt after Mohamed Morsi's latest power play. On November 26, the Egyptian president issued a decree that gave him nearly absolute power until a new constitution is ratified. "The whole point of this revolution was not that people were upset with Mubarak.... They wanted to change the way they were governed," says Nation correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous in this conversation with Associate Editor Liliana Segura.

Provoking images of the 2011 protests, unrest and violence is again rocking Egypt after Mohamed Morsi’s latest power play. On November 26, the Egyptian president issued a decree that gave him nearly absolute power until a new constitution is ratified. “The whole point of this revolution was not that people were upset with Mubarak…. They wanted to change the way they were governed,” says Nation correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous in this conversation with Associate Editor Liliana Segura.

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For more dispatches from Cairo, check out Sharif Abdel Kouddous’s coverage of the ongoing unrest.