Cairo Burning


by Chris Bodenner


A downtown police station in Cairo, police cars and gas tanks outside the police station are on fire, which could account for the number of loud explosions being heard, al-Jazeera reports.


Explosions continue in Cairo, but it is uncertain if live ammunition or rubber bullets are being used. Al Jazeera reports at least one police station is on fire and the gas tanks of some vehicles have exploded. ... Loud explosions outside Al Jazeera's office near 6 October Bridge and the Foreign Ministry in Cairo.


This image [above] from the home page of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, is captioned: "Protesters set flame to the ruling National Democratic Party headquarters in downtown Cairo Friday around 6:30 p.m."

Another photo after the jump:


Police gather in Tahrir Square as a car burns on January 28, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. By Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.