November 23rd, 2011
01:22 AM ET

Clashes enter 5th day in Egypt

Clashes continued Wednesday between protesters and police near Tahrir Square in Cairo, marking the fifth straight day of violence in the Egyptian capital.

Angry protesters massed on Mohamed Mahmod street, a thoroughfare near the square, throwing Molotov cocktails and stones at police guarding the interior ministry building.

"The people demand the downfall of the council of shame," some chanted, referring to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the country's military-led government.

Others accused the police of acting in concert with the military leaders.

"The police and the army are one dirty hand," they chanted.

Police responded to the projectiles with tear gas and rubber bullets.

The Egyptian military mainly separated itself from the clashes, positioning troops a few blocks west of the square to secure the nearby Parliament building.

Since Saturday, protesters and police have clashed, with demonstrators demanding that military leaders push through a promised transition to a civilian authority.

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  1. The Clash

    Sharif don't like it.
    Lock the taskbar
    Lock the taskbar

    November 23, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Andreas Moser

    Egypt, you have done it the wrong way round: Not the Army should have accepted the resignation of the Cabinet, but the Cabinet should have accepted the resignation of the Army.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. George Patton

    What the Egyptian Army needs to do now is to turn Egypt's government over to the Socialists and let them remake Egyptian Society and quit taking orders from Washington D.C.!!!

    November 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred

      sooner than expected the palestinian/muslim apologist "george patton" makes his appearance singing the arab mantra:" its the fault of the US....or everyone or anyone but us"

      December 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |