Entry Title: "
Occupy Cabinate Clashes Cairo"
Category: Non-Professional, Political
Entry Description: Egyptian soldiers clashed with hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in central Cairo for a second consecutive day on Saturday, in a resurgence of turmoil just days after millions voted in parliamentary elections.
The clashes underlined simmering tensions between activists and security officers and threatened to ignite a new round of violence after two peaceful days of voting in balloting considered the freest and fairest in the country's modern history.
Hundreds of protesters threw stones early Saturday at security forces that have sealed off the streets around the country's parliament building with barbed wire. Soldiers on rooftops pelted the crowds below with stones, prompting many of the protesters to pick up helmets, satellite dishes or sheets of metal to try to protect themselves.
The violence first began early Friday morning after soldiers stormed an anti-military protest camp outside the cabinet building near Tahrir Square, expelling demonstrators demanding an end to military rule and an immediate transfer of power to a civilian authority. At least eight protesters were killed in the violence, activists said. Scores have been injured.