Egypt: Protests outside Cairo's presidential palace turn violent

Demonstrators shout slogans outside the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo on December 5, 2012. Three of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's advisers have resigned, state media said, as clashes raged outside the presidential palace over his expanded powers and a disputed draft constitution.

The Egyptian army deployed tanks and began clearing demonstrators and media from outside the presidential palace on Thursday, after overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi turned violent.

According to BBC News, yesterday's clashes left five dead and 644 injured. Opposition activists have called for more protests outside the palace on Thursday and neither side seems likely to back down, CBS News reported.