President Mohamed Morsy announced a state of emergency in Port Said, Suez and Ismailia Sunday for 30 days.
Morsy has invited representatives from 11 political parties for a dialogue, as well as several leading political figures, amid continued nationwide violence.
Dozens people have been killed and 1,139 injured nationwide in clashes that erupted Thursday, the Health Ministry said in a statement Sunday.
Strong Egypt Party chief Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh called on the president to hold a dialogue with opposition leaders following the recent violence.
Shura Council MPs call for new anti-riot law and for soldiers to have power of arrest in Suez and Port Said after recent violence kills at least 40.
The Shura Council responded to the most recent bout of nationwide violence Sunday by agreeing to form a fact-finding committee.
Opposition demands the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood, suspension of the constitution, and dismissal of the Cabinet.
The Port Said clashes death toll has reached at least 31 on Saturday evening, the Ministry of Health announced in a statement.
Clashes were ongoing on Youssef al-Guindy and Mohamed Mahmoud streets well into the early hours of Sunday.
Egypt’s National Defense Council has called for all political powers to participate in a broad national dialogue.