Sunday, January 27, 2013

Egypt unrest: Morsi declares emergency in three cities

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has declared a state of emergency in the cities of Port Said, Suez and Ismalia after days of deadly unrest.

A daily curfew from 21:00 to 06:00 will be imposed for 30 days from Monday, he said in a speech to the nation.

At least 33 people died over the weekend in Port Said, where a court judgment sparked rioting.

Unhappiness with Mr Morsi's rule fuelled unrest elsewhere.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21224643