CAIRO - Military police fired warning
shots in the air at a protest outside the Egyptian Defense
Ministry in Cairo on Saturday after stone-throwing clashes broke
out between thousands of demonstrators and opponents, witnesses
They said several people were injured, including at least
three children, apparently by stone-throwing as demonstrators
and what appeared to be thugs traded stones broken from street
A Reuters witness said at least 15 rounds of gunfire,
apparently blanks, were heard, sending people screaming.
The demonstrators had marched peacefully to the headquarters
of the ruling military council at the Defense Ministry to press
for political reforms and for a quick trial of policemen who had
killed demonstrators in the Jan. 25 uprising that forced
President Hosni Mubarak to step down.