Demonstrators in Port Said defied a curfew intended to end the unrest on Monday night and remained on the streets of the coastal city. The death in the current unrest has risen to 42, and it is reported that over 1,000 have been injured.
On Monday night instead of observing the curfew, which was also imposed in Suez and Ismailia, opposition protesters gathered in the streets and allegedly warned army personnel that they shouldn't be out [see video].
Egyptian police fired live ammunition and tear gas at protesters on Sunday in Port Said, as tens of thousands gathered to mourn the deaths of those killed in the renewed unrest on Saturday.
Clashes broke out on Saturday after a Cairo court handed out 21 death sentences in connection with last year's deadly football riots in Port Said. Supporters of the defendants attacked the prison holding them. The announcement came just one day after the second anniversary of the revolution, which also saw clashes between demonstrators and police.It is estimated that at least 30 people were killed on Saturday, including two police officers.