Two people died Wednesday during disturbances in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square, a spokesman for the Egyptian Health Ministry said.

One of the fatalities was taken to Ahmad Maher Hospital, while the other went directly to the morgue, Ahmad Omar said.

More than 50 people have died and hundreds have been injured since protests erupted last Friday on the second anniversary of the revolution that led to the toppling of strongman Hosni Mubarak.

The demonstrations are directed at President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, accused by more secular Egyptians of seeking to monopolize power.

Last Saturday also saw clashes in Port Said after a court sentenced 21 people to death for the massacre of 74 people that followed a February 2012 Egyptian soccer league match between local team Al-Masry and Cairo club Al-Ahly.

Prominent opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, issued a call Wednesday for immediate talks to end the violence.

Morsi, the defense and interior ministers, the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, the opposition National Salvation Front and parties of the fundamentalist Salafi movement should meet "to take urgent steps to stop the violence and start a serious dialogue," ElBaradei said on Twitter.

He made it clear, however, that the NSF and other opposition elements remain unwilling to accept Morsi's offer of political dialogue until the president agrees to form a national unity government. EFE