The chants, referring to the Monica Lewinsky scandal when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, were heard outside the U.S. consulate as she visited for its reopening.
An Egyptian security official said the protesters were chanting “Monica, Monica” and “Irhal, Clinton” (Get out, Clinton.)
Tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle were thrown at part of Clinton’s motorcade as it pulled up, protected by riot police. A U.S. official said Clinton’s own vehicle was not hit.
The protest was the result of suspicions that Washington had helped the Muslim Brotherhood win elections in Egypt in the wake of last year’s ouster of president Hosni Mubarak.
“I want to be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which, of course, we cannot,” Clinton said at the opening of the consulate, which was noted, closed in 1993 due to budget cuts, but has been reopened to assist the Egyptian economy in a key port city.
Also on Sunday, the Secretary of State met with Egypt’s top military leader, urging him to support a transition to civilian rule.
She was quoted as having said after her talks that people “have legitimate concerns and, I will be honest and say, they have legitimate fears about their future.”