Morsi Declares State of Emergency in 3 Provinces

Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi declared a 30-day state of emergency and a curfew in three Suez Canal provinces Sunday, following a wave of political violence that has left more than 50 dead in three days, The Associated Press reported. The three provinces are Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez. In a televised address, Morsi also called for dialogue with political forces to resolve the latest crisis, according to the AP. Four people were shot dead and hundreds were injured in Egypt's Port Said on Sunday during the funerals of 33 protesters killed this weekend. A total of 46 people have been killed in demonstrations around the country since Thursday and Moris's opponents have called for more protests on Monday. The protesters accuse Morsi, elected in June with the support of his Muslim Brotherhood group, of betraying the democratic goals of the revolution. Most of the deaths since Thursday were in Port Said and Suez, both cities where the army has now been deployed.

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