Thousands of protesters demonstrated in downtown Cairo on Tuesday to commemorate the second anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes in 2011 that left approximately 50 dead.
The day began with rival protests on Mohamed Mahmoud Street and Tahrir Square, with the latter occupied by demonstrators supporting Minister of Defence Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Meanwhile protesters in Mohamed Mahmoud chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and the Ministry of Interior.
Protesters from the rival demonstrations faced off in Tahrir Square in the early afternoon and supporters of Al-Sisi were chased towards Abdel Moneim Riad Square, where security forces in front of the Egyptian Museum fired tear gas to separate the two sides.
Small-scale clashes between the two sides of protesters continued, while anti-SCAF demonstrators continued carrying out demonstrations on Mohamed Mahmoud Street and Tahrir Square.
Minor clashes took place in the premises of Abdel Moniem Riyad between pro and anti-SCAF protesters. Both sides threw rocks at each other. The anti-SCAF protesters pushed the pro-Sisi demonstrators outside the square and put up barricades.
Photos by Aaron T.Rose