CAIRO: Sporadic clashes broke out overnight between protesters demanding the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and security forces outside the presidential palace, witnesses said today.
There were no reports of casualties from the confrontations which follow violent clashes on Friday outside the presidential palace that left one person dead.
An AFP correspondent said that late yesterday several hundred mostly young protesters again gathered outside the compound and threw stones and petrol bombs at its walls.
Security forces deployed outside the palace grounds fired tear gas overnight when protesters tried to storm one of the gates.
The head of the military’s Republican Guards, tasked with protecting the presidency, said his troops would ignore provocation from protesters.