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Egypt orders crackdown after weekend’s turmoil

Curfew, state of emergency for Suez Canal area

CAIRO — President Mohammed Morsi declared a state of emergency and curfew on Sunday in three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a weekend wave of unrest that left more than 50 people dead.

Adopting tactics used by of the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak, Morsi vowed to end the violent protests over his Islamist policies and the slow pace of change.

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