There has been fierce fighting in the Egyptian capital between police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Mursi.
Clashes erupted in Cairo as pro-Mursi factions marched towards the Interior Ministry.
Supporters of the new military-installed government hurled stones at the demonstrators and threw bottles at them from balconies. Police then fired tear gas at the pro-Mursi protestors.
Shortly afterwards the Muslim Brotherhood released a statement saying it is ready to take part in talks on Egypt’s political crisis, but any negotiations must be mediated by the country’s leading Islamic authority, Al-Azhar.
Egypt’s interim leaders are still debating how to end protests by supporters of the deposed president.
The National Security Council met on Monday night but no plan has been announced yet to end the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins.
The two main camps at Cairo’s al-Nahda Square and around the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque have become the focus of the political crisis since Mursi’s overthrow by the military on July 3.