Deadly clashes in Suez

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has sent troops to Suez, in eastern Egypt, after eight people died in clashes between protesters and state security police.

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Britain condemns violence across Egypt

Britain has called for "maximum restraint" and strongly condemned violence in Egypt after two days of clashes have left at least 38 people dead.

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said such violence "can have no place is a truly democratic Egypt".

I am deeply concerned by reports of violent clashes resulting in a number of deaths and injuries, following demonstrations to mark the second anniversary of the 25 January revolution and the verdict in the Port Said court case today.

We call on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to ensure that all protests remain peaceful. I offer the condolences of the UK to the families of all the victims.

Report: Egypt's defence council calls for calm after clashes

Egypt's National Defence Council headed by President Mohammed Morsi has called for national dialogue, and has condemned violence across the country, Reuters is reporting.

President Morsi sent troops to Suez, in eastern Egypt last night, after eight people died in clashes between protesters and state security police.

Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud said they were considering declaring a curfew or a state of emergency in areas where there violence was taking place if needed.

Troops deployed in Suez after nine killed

Troops were deployed in Suez after nine people were shot dead in nationwide protests against President Mohamed Mursi.

Eight people including a policeman were shot dead in Suez, east of the capital, and another was shot and killed in Ismailia, another city on the Suez Canal, after a day when police fired tear gas at stone-throwing youths.

ITV News Reporter Jonny Blair reports.


Egyptian army deploys troops in Suez city

The Egyptian army has deployed troops in Suez city after clashes between protesters and state security police, reports the Reuters news agency.

"We have asked the third armed forces to send reinforcements on the ground until we pass this difficult period," Adel Refaat, head of state security in Suez told state television.

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