Egypt’s opposition leaders have blamed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi for the current unrest. However they have said they are prepared to hold talks if he rescinds his decree giving himself wide powers and postpones the referendum on the constitution.
Egypt’s Vice President Mahmoud Mekky has also called for dialogue but in complete contrast to the opposition he played down the crisis saying he fully expected the violence to end soon.
While the president is expected to make a statement later today, a protester outside the presidential palace held a placard saying “A red card and no entry for Mursi”.
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