Angry supporters of Egypt's ousted president torch government building in Giza next to Cairo

Published August 15, 2013

| Associated Press

Angry supporters of Egypt's ousted president have stormed and torched two buildings housing the local government in Giza, the city next to Cairo that is home to the famed pyramids.

Associated Press reporters saw the buildings — a two-story colonial style villa and a four-story administrative building — set ablaze on Thursday.

The Giza government offices are located on the Pyramids Road on the west bank of the River Nile.

State TV blamed supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi for the fire. Its footage shows both structures burning with fire men evacuating employees from the larger building.

Tamarod, the youth movement that organized the mass rallies preceding Morsi's ouster on July 3, called for the creation of popular committees to protect government and private property.

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