Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Egypt on Friday (January 25th), the second anniversary of the revolution, to protest against President Mohamed Morsi, AFP reported.
The protestors accused the president of failing to work for the goals of the revolution that ousted Mubarak and of consolidating power in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Police fired tear gas at protesters in Alexandria, where clashes erupted in two neighbourhoods between police and protesters who burned tires.
Clashes also broke out in Suez after protesters tried to storm the governorate headquarters before being pushed back by police firing tear gas, witnesses said.
In Cairo, army and police forces were deployed to protect the information ministry which also houses state television and radio, after protesters briefly blocked traffic outside the building, witnesses said.
The Muslim Brotherhood did not officially call its own rallies, instead marking the second anniversary by launching a charitable and social initiative dubbed "Together we will build Egypt."
Morsi urged Egyptians to spend the anniversary in a "peaceful and civilised way," in a Thursday speech marking the Prophet Mohammed's birthday.