• In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, protesters chant anti-President Mohammed Morsi slogans in front of the main court house during the fifth day of a general strike, in Port Said, Egypt.

    Ability to effectively shut down the crucial trade city of Port Said rattles administration of Islamist President Morsi.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EST
  • In this Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 file photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center, waves to supporters after attending Friday prayers at the Hassan Sharbatli mosque on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.

    Something of a desperation play for the embattled Islamist president who needs to improve his favorability before April parliamentary elections.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 25, 2013, 2:15 PM EST