Egyptian police are attempting to maintain control after protesters stormed the security headquarters in Alexandria. Violence broke out following a demonstration outside the building earlier on Friday. Though former President Hosni Mubarak is gone, there is still mistrust of the security service, who have a reputation for brutality and abuse.
Despite the disturbances in Alexandria, Egypt is pressing forward with change. In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the crowd appeared to be pinning their revolutionary hopes on the new Prime Minister, Essam Sharaf. Only appointed to the office on Thursday, the former Transport Minister was chosen by the army to replace Mubarak’s man, Ahmed Shafiq. Sharaf is also popular with the opposition. He told those in Tahrir Square on Friday that he would work hard to meet their demands, and join them on the streets in protest if he failed.