Egypt: Protesters storm Alexandria state security HQ

Egypt's new Prime Minister Essam Sharaf speaking in Cairo's Tahrir Square - 4 March 2011
4 March 2011
Protesters in the Egyptian city of Alexandria have stormed the HQ of the state security agency, believing officers were destroying key documents.

Several people were injured after police inside fired on the protesters, who then broke into the building’s lower floors and clashed with police.

The abolition of the force has been a demand of protesters who ousted Hosni Mubarak as president in February.

Earlier, new PM Essam Sharaf vowed to meet protesters’ demands for change.

Mr Sharaf was named as head of the transitional caretaker government by the army on Thursday.

He replaced Ahmed Shafiq, who was appointed in the dying days of Mr Mubarak’s rule. Continue reading