Egyptian Interior Ministry burning
The Egyptian Interior Ministry building burns Tuesday in Cairo.
March 22nd, 2011
11:11 AM ET

Egyptian Interior Ministry burning

The Egyptian Interior Ministry was on fire Tuesday in downtown Cairo following a protest earlier in the day.

Flames could be seen on the roof of the multi-story building, and a dark plume of smoke loomed over the city. People could be seen fleeing the building as it burned.

The ministry was the site of a peaceful protest Tuesday morning and afternoon, with thousands of ministry employees  - many of them police officers - making demands, mainly for higher wages. But protesters at the building denied setting the fire, saying it originated inside.

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  1. Sutler

    This is one HOT story.

    March 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar r

    This story is fresh hot off the press.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar r

    This is one heated up story.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar r

    Wow! What a sizzling story!!!

    March 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Frank

    People of the United States of America and Egyptian Generals.
    You all better get used to the American Sayings;Burn Baby Burn,The people united will never be defeated,Power to the People right on,No Justice No Peace!
    etc. etc.

    March 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • russell

      nice post, this guy cant even type a gramatically correct threat

      March 23, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    People;
    I forgot one from MLK,"Free at last,Free at last,Great God Almighty we are Free at Last"

    March 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 1608

    One hell of a B.B.Q.

    March 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Justifions-l'injustice

    Roast a fish on it! Could i have a share? They sayers say fish makes brain sharper. Since there's no limit to how smart one can be, i could use some fish from that useless building of corupt cowards whose love of bribes to sell national dignity for the commoners has no limit. Wait! It's a trap to enforce securities around protesters. This is from the inside!!! 911 conspiracy style.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Justifions-l'injustice

    Where is my post?

    March 23, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. Justifions-l'injustice

    I dont get it. Why do i have to protest and ask before my post shows up at the sametime my last voice comes up? Lol

    March 23, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://www.nopolicestate.blogspot.com86t

    March 23, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    She's baaaaaaaaack!

    March 23, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      Welcome back Banasy!

      March 23, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |