There were tragic events on Wednesday, December 5th. After protesting in front of the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, the Muslim Brotherhood announced they would protest the next day. This announcement set the stage for a showdown, as tensions were high between the polarized groups.
In the end, more than 800 were injured and 6 killed during the clashes between the two groups.
Today, thousands of protestors converged at the Presidential Palace to protest President Morsi once more, and to give him an ultimatum: leave now, or face the anger of the people. Shouts and signs of "Er7al! Er7al!" (Leave, Leave) defined the protest.
The military and Republican Guard built a cement-block wall up in the area where the clashes happened on Wednesday, and stationed tanks around the palace. Many protestors tried to dismantle the barbed wire so that they could cross. Angry shouts were exchanged between the Republican Guard and the Opposition protestors.
A big thanks to Ramez Takawy for his help today, being the man with the eyes and ears in the crowd! Much indebted, ya Ramez!
As of this writing, protestors finally cleared the barricade and surrounded the presidential palace.
On a side note: I was asked to speak to BBC World about the situation here in Egypt regarding the protests:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/whys (Click the December 6th link)