What happens now?
During a speech Sunday night, Morsy declared a limited state of emergency for violent hot spots and announced a 30-day nighttime curfew for the provinces of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez.
Morsy said some protesters' violent behavior "does not have anything to do with the Egyptian revolution. ... In fact, it is against the revolution."
But he acknowledged the legitimate dissent in Egypt, saying "dialogue is the only way to bring about stability and security."
To this end, he invited representatives from 11 political parties to a meeting Monday.
The meeting "is meant to address problems in Egypt, as opposed to express anger," Morsy's spokesman told state-run TV.
But for a country that has seen rounds of change, dissent, celebration and violence, it's unclear what the next chapter will be.