Protests rage in Egypt's Port Said for fourth day
PORT SAID, Egypt - Egyptian protesters demanding the release of prisoners battled police in Port Said for a fourth day on Wednesday, challenging state authority in the turbulent city at the northern end of the Suez Canal.
Unrest has plagued Egypt since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow two years ago, with Port Said a focus for violence since a football stadium riot in which more than 70 people died last year.
Hundreds gathered again on Wednesday, throwing rocks at police, who fired teargas to drive them back from a local government building, a Reuters witness said.
Army troops tried to separate police and protesters, and at one point a soldier was evacuated in an ambulance after choking on teargas, the witness said.