Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday defied calls to curb his sweeping powers, infuriating thousands of protesters who have clashed bloodily with his supporters in recent days.
An image taken from Egyptian state TV shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as he gives an address in Cairo. He said he will not tolerate killings or sabotage but will respect free speech, in a live address to the nation after bloody clashes between his supporters and opponents.
In an address broadcast live, Morsi vowed to push on with a December 15 referendum on a controversial new constitution, saying "afterwards, there should be no obstacle and everyone must follow its will."
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