Riots Rage in Port Said, Cairo

    Egyptian protestors clash with riot police during a demonstration near Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 28, 2013. Egypt's cabinet approved a draft law that would allow President Mohamed Morsi to deploy the armed forces on the streets "to participate with the police in preserving security and protecting vital establishments." AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Violence flared for a fifth day in Egypt, as protests against death sentences for “ultra” soccer fans raged in Port Said and Cairo. The riots come a day after President Morsi announced a state of emergency and placed a curfew on the cities of Suez, Ismailia, and Port Said. Protesters fought back against armored cars using rocks and shoes, and called for everyone to ignore curfews. Meanwhile in Cairo, cops used tear gas to hold back rioters by the Kasr el-Nile bridge. The state-of-emergency order suspends most civil rights and the judicial process—something that Hosni Mubarak was notorious for doing.

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