Egypt Independent

Renewed clashes break out near Interior Ministry



Clashes resumed Wednesday morning between protesters and police forces near the Interior Ministry in downtown Cairo, with the two sides exchanging volleys of rocks and tear gas.

Dozens of protesters moved to Qasr al-Aini Street to escape tear gas canisters. Security forces intensified their presence near the Cabinet and Parliament buildings nearby to ward off potential attacks from Constituent Assembly members convening at the Shura Council.

A source at Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr said that a blaze at its Tahrir Square studio was under control after a Molotov cocktail attack, but added that the whole office was charred.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm