Protestors confront Egypt PM Hisham Qandil

  • Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil revealed on Saturday he was confronted by "youths and troublemakers" in Cairo's Tahrir Square amid the ongoing unrest.

    In a statement, Qandil said he had been "accosted" by protesters, adding that he "preferred to avoid a confrontation between them and security personnel".

    He went on to say the incident "sheds light on the nature of people occupying the square".

    According to Egypt's Dream Live TV, the prime minister's car was hit with stones.

    A day earlier, police and protesters clashed near the presidential palace, after a week of violence in which more than 60 people have been killed.

    The protesters accuse President Mohammed Morsi of betraying the 2011 uprising, a claim he has denied.

    The unrest began on January 24 in the capital on the eve of the second anniversary of the revolution and has since spread to several cities.