Violence Flares In Egypt After President Declares State Of Emergency In 3 States

 Violence Flares In Egypt After President Declares State Of Emergency In 3 States.

Another bout of violence in the region as tension flairs between the president of Egypt and the people. In Cairo a man was shot dead Monday in the fifth day of violence that has killed 50 people so far and the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency hoping to end the blood shed. The emergency rule covers Port Said, Ismalia, and Suez and the army has been deployed in two cities allowing soldiers to arrest civilians approved by the cabinet. Protestors are accusing Morsi of high-handed security tactics the very same they ousted President Hosni Mubarak for. Even though Islamists won parliament nd presidential elections, the opposition has united against Morsi since last year when he moved to expand his power and push an Islamist leaning constitution. He is also being accused of leaning toward his Islamist allies and breaking a promise to be president of all Egyptians. Islamists say their rivals want to overthrow their freely elected leader by undemocratic means. The violence that erupted on Jan. 25 2012 marked the second anniversary of one of the bloodiest days leading up to Mubarak’s ousting. Instability in Egypt has many concerned in the western world where officials are concerned with key players who have piece deals with Israel. The political unrest in the key cities of Port Said, Ismalia, and Suez has further been marked by violence linked to the death penalties imposed on soccer supporters convicted of involvement in stadium rioting a year ago. Rioting in Cairo on Monday resulted in a 46 year old bystander being killed by gunshot as police threw tear gas into a crowd of stone throwing protestors. It is unclear who shot the man. The opposition Front has distanced themselves from these flare ups stating that Morsi should of acted sooner to impose security measures while other activists say that these measures could backfire on the president. Thousands of mourners joined funerals in Port Said for the latest death toll adding 7 more people who were killed on Sunday when residents joined marches to bury 33 others who were killed earlier most by gunshots. The emergency rule reminds many of the 30 year rule of Mubarak who kept Egypt under his thumb by implementing emergency rule allowing police to muzzle dissent and round up opponents even Morsi himself. Heba Morayef of Human Rights Watch in Cairo said that this implementation will undermine Egypt’s efforts to create a more efficient and respected police force.

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