In pictures: Riots in Port Said
March 5, 2013
An anti-government protester throws a stone at police in front of Port Said's security headquarters on Tuesday, the third day of violent protests. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
Protesters in Port Said carry a man who was wounded during clashes with police on Monday. The normally serene city on the Suez Canal has seen lawlessness and violent confrontations since January. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
A protester shows empty teargas canisters and rubber-coated bullets used by police during the clashes. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
Police shot into the air and fired tear gas during clashes with hundreds of protesters on Tuesday. The government’s inability to regain control of Port Said is a sign of how deeply divided Egypt has become two years after an uprising toppled the regime ???
Protesters have hurled petrol bombs and stones at policemen during the unrest. The tenuous security situation has raised questions about what tools Mr Morsi has left to gain enough stability to forge ahead with new parliamentary elections scheduled to beg???
The demonstrations in Port Said have targeted the same problems cited by other protesters across the country: growing joblessness, rising prices and fears that the Muslim Brotherhood is taking over all arms of the state and cracking down on freedoms. Amr ???
The ongoing protests in Egypt have already hit President Mohammed Morsi’s public approval. A poll by Baseera, an independent agency, said his approval rating fell to 49 per cent last month from a high of 79 per cent in October. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reut???
President Mohammed Morsi on Tuesday was reportedly mulling a plan to hand over security in Port Said to the military as clashes between protesters and police there escalate. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters