Egyptians to Protest Elections

Parliament is no more. Egyptian security forces have reportedly surrounded the government buildings and are blocking anyone from entering, after the country's Supreme Constitutional Court dissolved parliament. Egyptians, vowing to protest, were incensed by the ruling that the Islamist-led government was invalid and to allow Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister to serve under former dictator Hosni Mubarak, to run in a presidential-runoff election. Interim military rulers plan to announce that a new constitution will be written by a 100-person assembly. The runoff between the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi and Shafik is set for the weekend.