Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

25 February 2013

Egypt: Protesters Reopen Tahrir's Bureaucratic Office

Protesters on Monday reopened Tahrir's Mugamaa - Cairo's largest bureaucratic office - after calls for civil disobedience.

Calling for civil disobedience, protesters forcibly prevented government employees from entering the premises on Sunday, leading to verbal confrontations.

A number of citizens had attempted to persuade protesters to back off but failed.

Protesters who are holding a sit-in in Tahrir Square had blocked the entrance to the building at the beginning of this month, listing down a number of demands.

These demands included justice for victims of recent clashes between the state and protesters, sacking the interior minister and attorney general, a new unbiased government to replace that of Prime Minster Hisham Kandil's and an assembly to discuss controversial articles in the new constitution.

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