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.FULL STORY