May 4, 2012 12:00 AM

Rioting Egyptians at Defense Ministry say street protests are more effective than elections

The Egyptian military, which has ruled this country by decree for 15 months, “only responds to protests,” Emad Behnessy, 38, a nutritionist, said Friday as protesters and security forces clashed outside the Ministry of Defense. Nearly 300 people were injured and a soldier killed in the melee.

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