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Protests engulf Egypt despite Morsi’s decrees

Cairo police fire tear gas near site of epic 2011 fight

PORT SAID, Egypt — Large protests in the Suez Canal city of Port Said and fresh clashes in Cairo on Monday extended unrest in Egypt to a fifth day despite President Mohammed Morsi’s declaration of a state of emergency and imposition of a curfew in three major cities.

In Port Said, where the police lost control over the weekend and where marchers on Monday said they no longer recognized Morsi’s authority, protesters chased away armored personnel carriers with rocks and shoes during a funeral procession for victims of the recent violence.

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