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Protesters reopen Tahrir's bureaucratic office

Monday, February 25, 2013 12:27 PM 
Protesters chant slogans against head of the ruling military council Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and his government at Tahrir Square in Cairo November 22, 2011. REUTERS: Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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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