Egypt President, Morsi, declares state of emergency in three cities.

Mohammed Morsi
Mohammed Morsi

The Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, has declared a state of emergency in three cities of Port Said, Ismailia, and Suez over violent protests that have led to the death of about 50 people.

Army officials have now been deployed to the three cities while a curfew (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) has also been declared there.

The State of Emergency is to last for one month.

The President said he acted based on powers conferred on him by the constitution.

Mr. Morsi has also sought peace talks with the Egyptian opposition to avoid other violent protests in the Arab world’s most populous country.