CAIRO - Police fired teargas in Cairo's central Tahrir Square
overnight on Wednesday at several hundred mainly Egyptian youths, some of whom
threw stones and demanded that trials of former senior officials proceed more
Clashes broke out late on Tuesday in a nearby area of Cairo
where families of some of the more than 840 people killed in the uprising that
led to Hosni Mubarak's overthrow in February had gathered to honor those
The Interior Ministry blamed a group seeking to disrupt the event
and stir up a riot. It was the first such violence in weeks in Tahrir Square,
the center of the revolt that led to Mubarak being toppled.
Police in riot gear
and with shields blocked protesters from marching towards the ministry.