One demonstrator has died after Egyptian protesters have stormed the Israeli embassy in Cairo, destroying the barricade wall around the embassy. The Israeli ambassador to Egypt has flown out of Cairo On board of a military plane , hours after demonstrators stormed the Israeli embassy.
Egyptian police used tear gas to disperse the crowd, and one person reportedly died due to asphyxiation after inhaling tear gas.The demonstrators threw documents out the windows of the embassy building and also torched a police car.
The crowd managed to break into the embassy despite the presence of heavily armed Egyptian security forces in the area. A protester tore down the Israeli flag at the embassy, to the cheers of thousands of demonstrators on the scene.
Thousands demonstrated at Tahrir Square pushing for a timetable for transition to democracy and an end to military trials for civilians.
Activists who spearheaded an uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February have been piling pressure on the ruling military council demand that the military government hand over power to a civilian administration and to fix a date for parliamentary and presidential elections and to get rid of officials who served under Mubarak.
After Friday prayers, thousands had converged on Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the protests that toppled Mubarak, for what was billed as “Correcting the Path” demonstration, the Egyptian demonstrators also called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and chanted anti-Israeli slogans.