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Egypt clashes continue after Morsi’s ‘emergency’ announcement


­Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi declared a 30-day state of emergency in Egypt starting Monday evening after ongoing clashes and protests led to multiple deaths and left hundreds injured. Morsi also set curfews from 9pm to 6am in the three most volatile cities of Port Said, Suez and Ismailia. Further unrest is anticipated as many plan to violate the restrictions.

But the violent unrest has continued, leading many to believe a curfew will also be imposed on the capital. Police again fired teargas at rock-throwing protesters in Tahrir Square and one person was killed in clashes near the iconic venue, AFP reported Monday morning.

Egypt's cabinet later approved a draft law to give the army the power to arrest civilians.