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Morsi declares state of emergency in Suez after clashes kill 49
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi declared a month-long state of emergency on Sunday in three provinces along the Suez Canal which have been the focus of anti-government violence that has killed dozens of people over the past four days.

Seven people were shot dead and hundreds were injured in Port Said on Sunday during the funerals of 33 protesters killed at the weekend. A total of 49 people have been killed in demonstrations around the country since Thursday and Morsi's opponents have called for more protests on Monday.

"Down, down Morsi, down down the regime that killed and tortured us!" people in Port Said chanted as the coffins of those killed on Saturday were carried through the streets.

In a televised address, Morsi said a nightly curfew would be introduced in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, starting Monday evening. He also called for dialogue with top politicians. About 200 people protested in Ismailia after the announcement.
Posted by:lotp

#5  Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

"One of the most important reasons for studying history is that virtually every stupid idea that is in vogue today has been tried before and proved disastrous before, time and again."
-- Dr. Thomas Sowell
Posted by: SteveS   2013-01-28 22:22  

#4  Irony is that Morsi is imposing a much-hated Mubarak-era tactic. Sort of a cruder "killer drones and Guantanamo-is-open-for-business" event.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-28 21:48  

#3  Another Suez Crisis ... last one was in 1956. It's like the world is re-inventing all these emergencies that happened 50-60 years ago. :-)
Posted by: Raider   2013-01-28 19:38  

#2  Lakee springee?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-01-28 04:35  

#1  Along with tanks and fighter aircraft, perhaps USAID could send President Morsi some surplus pistol ammunition and FEMA coffins.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-28 04:02