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 employeesÂ - many of them police officers - making demands, mainly for higher wages. But protesters at the building denied setting the fire, saying it originated inside.