Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi said on Wednesday that it is keen on responding to the people’s demands through dialogue to reach national consensus.

Egypt president Mohamed Morsi urges dialogue for national consensus

Mohamed Morsi
Minister of Defence and Military Production Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inspects an air defence formation on March 28, 2013 – photo from the Facebook page of the military spokesman

Mohamed Morsi added on a Facebook statement that “violating constitutional legitimacy threatens democracy and derails it from its righteous path.”

It stressed that the scenario that is being forced on the people is not consensual and is rejected by the public who have taken to the streets to show that they wish to continue building state institutions.

Clashes leave 10 injured in Damietta

Ten people were injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in Damietta on Wednesday, said an Aswat Masriya eyewitness.

The eyewitness added that the downtown area of Damietta witnessed several confrontations between both sides, despite the presence of security forces who failed to control the situation.
All of the injured were transferred to hospitals.

Army convenes national figures before deadline

The army will meet with several religious, national, political and youth figures now, Egypt’s official army spokesman said on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

The spokesman added that a statement will be released immediately after the meeting.

Giza governor resigns – TV channel

Governor of Egypt’s Giza governorate Aly Abdel Rahman rendered his resignation on Wednesday, Nile News reported.

The resignation follows those of the governors of Sohag and Isamiliya and several ministers who have all resigned amid a political crisis that Egypt is facing.

Civil disobedience in Alexandria following Mohamed Morsi speech

A number of protesters announced civil disobedience in Alexandria on Wednesday, voicing disapproval of a speech made by President Mohamed Morsi that stated he would stay in office and defend the legitimacy of his election with his life.

The protesters closed all the main roads to traffic, which brought the city to complete paralysis.

An Aswat Masriya eyewitness said that dozens of protesters blocked the Corniche road by putting sacks of sand and stones in the middle of the street in the area of Sidi-Gaber.

The eyewitness added that the protesters also suspended the railway traffic in Alexandria.

This comes as protesters continued to obstruct Alexandria’s second main route, Abu-Qir road, for the fifth day in a row.

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