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Thousands of protesters hurled stones and firebombs at President Morsi's palace gates as security forces fired tear gas and water cannons; at least 48 people were injured. More demonstrations occurred across the country.
Egypt's rival factions, the secular National Salvation Front and the Islamic Muslim Brotherhood, met and pledged to counter the political violence that has killed nearly 60 people in the last week. Eighteen suspects were arrested for belonging to the 'Black Bloc' group.
Secular and Islamic groups met to try to defuse the political crisis. Protesters in Cairo rejected prosecutors' decision to arrest members of the Black Bloc group on terrorism charges. Islamist parties said Black Bloc members must be killed.
Egypt's army chief warned that the current political crisis could cause the collapse of the state. In Port Said, thousands of protesters called for the downfall of Egypt's president. Public prosecutors urged that members of the 'Black Bloc" anti-President Morsi group be arrested.
Protesters and riot police clashed in Cairo and Port Said for a fifth day in spite of President Morsi's declaration of a state of emergency on Sunday; 50 people have died in the violence so far. Morsi's call for national dialogue was rejected by the main opposition alliance.