Egypt descends into chaos

Egypt has descended into political turmoil over a constitution drafted by Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi.

Overnight, five demonstrators died and nearly 350 others injured when allies and foes of Mr Morsi clashed outside the presidential palace in Cairo, using firebombs, rocks and sticks

Both sides are digging in , with the opposition vowing more protests and rejecting any dialogue unless the charter is rescinded

And Mr Morsi pressing relentlessly forward with plans for a constitutional referendum on the 15th of this month.

With both sides staying firm, can a compromise be reached before the country descends into political chaos?

A question 938LIVE's Reeta Raman posed to Visiting Research Professor Peter Sluglett from the Middle East Institute at NUS.

But Reeta started off by asking him to explain who are the main actors in the clashes. 

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