January 27, 2013
Egypt’s Islamist president issued state of emergency and called for political dialogue after at least 48 people were killed in clashes since Friday.
An angry Mohammed Morsi vowed in a televised address on Sunday he would not hesitate to take more action to stem the latest eruption of violence across much of the country, issuing 30-day states of emergencies in Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez.
In Port Said, tens of thousands of mourners filled the streets for a mass funeral for most of the 37 people killed in rioting a day earlier, chanting slogans against Mohammed Morsi and clashing with police.
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