Egyptians defy curfew as army is granted new powers
Anti-Mursi protesters defied a curfew as they stormed the streets, burning police cars and shouting slogans. A state of emergency has been declared in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez. The army was granted powers to arrest civilians as part of the state of emergency. The civil unrest was sparked as the country marked the two-year anniversary of the fall of Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled the country for 30 years. At least 52 people have died since the beginning of the violence. President Mohamed Mursi, whose controversial rule has sparked much of the rioting, declared a state of emergency and said he would "do much more for the sake of Egypt."