Nov. 26 - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi met with senior judges in an effort to diffuse a crisis after he seized new powers which set off violent protests. Sarah Irwin reports.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi meets with senior judges on Monday - an effort to defuse a mounting crisis after he seized new powers. The justice minister said he believed Mursi would agree with the judiciary's proposal to limit his new powers - while a spokesman for Mursi said the president was "optimistic Egyptians would overcome the crisis." Meanwhile, in Cairo's famed Tahrir Square -- thousands gathered to mourn an activist who was killed in demonstrations last week. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FUNERAL ATTENDEE, IMAN, SAYING: "What is happening now is that we are condemning Mursi for the martyrs since he took over." On Thursday, Mursi had issued a decree shielding him from judicial review - spurring violent protests. On the Nile Delta town of Damanhour, hundreds marched ...carrying the coffin of a teenager also killed in clashes. The member of the Muslim Brotherhood that backs Mursi - was killed during an attack on Sunday on the group's office.