In Egypt’s Port Said, protests continue against President Morsi despite curfew, state of emergency
- Year: 2013
- Length: 6:30 minutes (5.95 MB)
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Protesters filled the streets of several Egyptian cities today, defying an overnight curfew and challenging a limited state of emergency announced by President Mohamed Morsi. More than 50 people have died since clashes erupted late last week, many of them in Port Said, where a court sentenced 21 people to death for alleged involvement in a deadly riot last year in a football stadium. Clashes have also hit other cities, including Ismalia, Suez and Cairo. Today, the Defense Minister Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi warned that the state could collapse from the continued upheaval, according to a statement posted on the Army’s Facebook page. That comment has drawn concern that the military could intervene. For more, we go to Cairo, to speak with journalist Aya Batrawy. She’s been following the events there.