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Egypt’s Morsi declares emergency in 3 provinces

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published January 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Updated January 27, 2013 at 2:23 p.m.

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Egyptian protesters clash with police, unseen, in Port Said, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Violence erupted briefly when some in the crowd fired guns and police responded with volleys of tear gas, witnesses said. State television reported 110 were injured. Egyptian health officials say 3 have been killed in clashes between protesters and police in Port Said.

— Egypt’s president has declared a 30-day state of emergency and curfew in the three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a wave of political violence that has left more than 50 dead in three days.

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.

The three provinces are Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez.

Morsi June, also invited the nation’s political forces to a dialogue starting Monday to resolve the country’s latest crisis.

The predominantly secular and liberal opposition has in the past declined Morsi’s offers of dialogue, arguing that he must first show a political will to meet some of its demands.

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