Pro-Morsi Islamists Defy Ban to Protest in Egypt

Government cracking down


A driverless bus careered down a Cairo street toward riot police, smashing into parked cars as the police scrambled to safety during a protest Friday in defiance of a ban.

The protesters, responding to a call to demonstrate by an alliance that backs ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, had disengaged the handbrake on board the bus and turned the vehicle into a weapon.