Rocks vs. tear gas outside Egyptian presidential palace
February 1st, 2013
01:12 PM ET

Rocks vs. tear gas outside Egyptian presidential palace

A fire burned at the entrance of Egypt's presidential palace in Cairo on Friday night as protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails battled with security forces firing tear gas and water cannons.

Egypt has been rocked by violence since last week's two-year anniversary of its 2011 revolution. Protesters have been angry over the slow pace of change and recent edicts by President Mohammed Morsy, who imposed a 30-day curfew on areas engulfed by violence.

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  1. the prophet

    Khaled Said lives Amen

    February 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hide Behind

    Have you seen amber waves of grain other than as food and alcohol?
    Seen Purple montains majesty other than through the purple haze of pipe, pills and
    bong or colored condom?
    Other people seek a land of the free and by the smallest stone they throw they send a far more meaningfull message that. Freedom is far more than yours that just beg permission to eat greedily and smoke and screw for freedom.

    February 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ HB, is THAT how Jimmy Hendrix came up with the song "Purple Haze?"

    February 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. patricia

    hopefully there will be no more burning down of things

    February 5, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |