With just a week before voting in the first free parliamentary election in decades, the confrontations raised worries about the impending vote.
Protesters camped out for a third night in Cairo’s Tahrir Square last night, the epicenter of the uprising that ended Mubarak’s 30-year rule.
Egyptians elect a new parliament in a vote that starts on 28 November, but presidential powers will stay with the army until a presidential poll, which may not happen until 2013. Protesters want a much swifter transition.
Teargas has rained down on demonstrators and police have used batons in a bid to end the protest. Angry protesters brandished spent shotgun cartridges and bullet casings, although police denied using live rounds.