Angry youths hurled rocks at security forces and burned a police truck as thousands gathered in central Cairo to protest at Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to grab sweeping new powers.
Police fired tear gas near Ta
Military police in riot gear fired tear gas at demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday and some threw stones, supporting police who had earlier tried to disperse a protest in the square without success, television images showed.
Egyptian activists vowed on Sunday to stay camped in Cairo's Tahrir Square, accusing the army rulers of failing to sweep out corruption, end the use of military courts and swiftly try those who killed protesters.
Anger has been rising agai
A few hundred protesters defied an army demand to quit Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday, vowing to stay until Egypt's ruling military council heeds their demand for civilian rule and a deeper purge of corrupt officials.
The mostly young dem
Egyptian protesters who defied an army bid to clear them from Cairo's central Tahrir Square demanded on Saturday that the military pass power to civilians and put former President Hosni Mubarak on trial.
The army, which has ruled Egypt sin
Pro-democracy activists in Cairo's Tahrir Square vowed on Saturday to stay there until the Higher Military Council now running Egypt after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak accepts their agenda for democratic reform.
Crowds celebrated in
Egypt's defence minister visited Tahrir Square along with top army officials as thousands of protesters gathered for a mass rally to demand the immediate ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, on the 'Friday of Departure'.