27 Nov 2011

Sporadic clashes in Cairo

4:52 am on 27 November 2011

There have been sporadic clashes in Cairo, between police and protesters demanding an end to military rule in Egypt.

Reports say at least one person died after being run over an army vehicle.

The BBC reports it was the first fatality since a truce on Thursday.

Clashes broke out when protesters tried to block an entrance to a government building to prevent Prime Minister-designate Kamal Ganzouri gaining access.

The former primer minister was appointed by the military on Thursday.

On Friday, tens of thousands of people occupied Tahrir Square. They are calling for military rule to end before parliamentary elections are held.

Meanwhile, Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi held talks with leading political figures Mohamed ElBaradei and Amr Moussa to discuss the political crisis, according to the official Mena news agency.

Parliamentary elections are due to begin Monday and continue over the next three months.

They are the first since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak in February.

The protestors fear the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is trying to retain power.

In a TV address on Friday, Mr Ganzouri said he would not have accepted his post if he believed Field Marshal Tantawi wanted to stay in his post.