Egypt's Morsi Declares State of Emergency

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Two years after the bringing down the government of former President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is facing a wave of protests against him and his government.

Over the weekend, Morsi declared a state of emergency in the cities of Port Said, Suez and Islamia and imposed a 30-day curfew after clashes between anti-government protestors and Morsi's security forces left at least 33 dead.

Demonstrations also took place in other cities, including Alexandria, Menouf and Shibeen el-Koum, where protestors disrupted train service to and from Cairo.

For the fourth consecutive day, tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors clashed with police in Cairo's Tahrir Square. In Ismalia, security forces used tear gas to subdue demonstrators.

Opposition leader Hamdeen Sabahi said Egyptians are saying no to an Islamist state.

"Today the Egyptian people continue their revolution," the Associated Press quoted Sabahi. "They are saying 'no to the Brotherhood state."

According to the report, protestors want to convey their anger toward the Muslim Brotherhood's attempt to take over the government. Morsi is a longtime member of the Brotherhood.

"The Brotherhood thinks that reform was achieved when their man came to power and that in itself is a guarantee for the end of corruption," activist Ehad Menyawi said, as he marched to Tahrir Square with 20,000 protestors.

Tarik Salama said Morsi is in the same place Mubarak was, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

"Morsi is finished," Salama said. "A big part of the population hates him now. It's too late for him to turn around and say, 'hey guys, I love you,'" he said. "He's in the same place as Mubarak was two years ago."

Nearly 500 people have been injured in the protests by secular Egyptians who resent Morsi's authoritarian style of government and predisposition toward an Islamist state under Sharia law.

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