January 28th, 2013
07:43 AM ET

One dead as violence continues to spill into Egypt's Tahrir Square

[Posted at 7:41 a.m. ET] A pedestrian was shot and killed this morning near Tahrir Square, two officials from Egypt's health ministry and interior health ministry told CNN. It is not clear who shot him.

[Posted at 6:53 a.m. ET] Egypt's latest wave of violence spilled into a fourth day Monday, as sporadic clashes erupted over new measures to clamp down on fighting.

President Mohamed Morsy declared a limited state of emergency for hot spots Sunday and announced a 30-day nighttime curfew for the provinces of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez.

The restrictions didn't sit well with protesters in Suez, who took to the streets Monday and clashed with security forces, state-run Nile TV reported.

The embattled country's latest cycle of violence stemmed from two seemingly unrelated events.

On Friday, the second anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, protesters angry with the slow pace of change as well as anti-Morsy demonstrators fought with his supporters and police in cities such as Suez and Ismailia.

At least seven people were killed in those clashes, including several by gunfire. It was not immediately clear who was responsible.
Then on Saturday, a judge issued death sentences for 21 people from Port Said for their roles in a football game riot last year.

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