Egyptian protesters have defied the curfew which was declared by president Mohammed Mursi last week.Thousands of protesters who accuse Morsi of betraying the goals of the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak two years ago continued with their violence overnight despite of police’s efforts to block them.
Marches took place in the cities of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez after dark, despite the curfews and a temporary state of emergency,BBC news said .
State news agency Mena reported six deaths in Port Said during daylight hours on Monday, when funerals were held for three people killed on Sunday.After nightfall, groups attacked police stations and one man was killed, according to medical sources.
Security men and soldiers were also injured, Egyptian authorities said, but troops in tanks and armoured vehicles in Suez and Port Said did not appear to be intervening to uphold the curfew.
President Morsi declared the state of emergency during a televised address on Sunday.He announced that the emergency measures be implemented in Port Said ,Ismailia ,and Suez from Monday ,January 28,2013 from 9:00pm local time (19:00 GMT) to 6:00am (04:00 GMT).