Cairo: Clashes in Kasr El Ainy Street, December 17, 2011 (7 images)

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On the night of Saturday, December 17, 2011, Egyptian protesters met the military in clashes on the streets of downtown Cairo.

Uniformed and plain-clothed officers took up positions on rooftops above the protests to throw stones, broken glass, plates and furniture at the activists below. Protesters took shelter behind sheets of corrugated iron, wooden blocks and street signs, creating 'safe' positions to return fire with Molotov cocktails and pieces of broken pavement.
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