CAIRO—Protests in Egypt erupted in deadly clashes late Tuesday, as President Mohammed Morsi entered the final day of a military-imposed ultimatum on his rule showing no signs of reaching out to the opposition or ceding power.
Mr. Morsi's supporters and anti-government protesters clashed near Cairo University in the suburb of Giza late Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, according to the Ministry of Health. The opposing groups traded fire of rubber bullets and pellets in Cairo's Kit Kat district, according to residents and local media.
Support continued to fall away from Mr. Morsi one day after Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, the country's defense minister and the chief of the powerful Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, told Mr. Morsi that he had 48 hours to resolve the country's political crisis or risk having the military impose its own "road map" to resolve it.
On Tuesday, two presidential spokesmen and a spokesman for Mr. Morsi's cabinet resigned, according to state-run media. That followed the late Monday resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr and several other cabinet members, according to the state news agency.
Egypt's main opposition groups, meanwhile, singled out a leader they would rally behind, Egyptian diplomat Mohamed ElBaradei