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Egypt Violence Persists Despite Emergency Moves

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Protesters and riot police clashed in Cairo and Port Said as Egypt's political violence stretched into a fifth day on Monday, despite the Islamist president imposing a state of emergency in three provinces. (Jan. 28)

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

AS NIGHT FALLS OVER CAIRO ... VIOLENCE CONTINUES INTO A FIFTH DAY.

HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS THREW ROCKS AND FIREWORKS AT POLICE ... WHO FIRED BACK WITH TEAR GAS.

MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE FRIDAY ...

[Notes:NATS UP RESIDENT]

WITH THIS RESIDENT CALLING THE VIOLENCE ... SHAMEFUL.

PRESIDENT MOHAMMED MORSI HAS TRIED TO CONTAIN THE CRISIS...

HE IMPOSED A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THREE EGYPTIAN PROVINCES.

BUT THE MAIN OPPOSITION SAYS THAT MORSI AND ISLAMISTS HAVE TRIED TO IMPOSE A MONOPOLY ON POWER.

[Notes:DATELINE: SAID]

THIS IS THE HARDEST HIT CITY SO FAR ...

AT LEAST 44 PEOPLE DIED OVER THE WEEKEND..

ON MONDAY THOUSANDS WERE IN THE STREETS FOR THE FUNERAL OF SIX PEOPLE KILLED THE DAY BEFORE.

MEANTIME THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT "STRONGLY CONDEMNS" THE VIOLENCE ...

[Notes:SOUNDBITE Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary "There needs to be a lasting solution to the conflict that we see in Egypt and it has to be a solution that adheres to the rights of all Egyptians. Obviously this is not a lasting solution."]

THE WAVE OF VIOLENCE BEGAN THURSDAY ...

IT ACCELERATED THE FOLLOWING DAY ....

WHICH FELL ON THE TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE START OF THE ANTI-MUBARAK UPRISING.

NICOLE GRETHER -- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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