Egyptian opposition protesters have poured into the streets in the capital Cairo to rally against President Mohamed Morsi. On Sunday, the protesters gathered near the city’s main administrative building, Mugamma where they chanted anti-Morsi slogans. Demonstrators also called on the president of the North African country to fulfill his election promises. The protesters reportedly shut the doors of the Mugamma.
According to an unnamed employee from inside the building, “A small group of young people [have] closed the main doors of the building and they are not letting anyone in.”“They have left a door open and said employees who finish their shift must leave and that they won't let anyone in,” he added. Protesters want Morsi to realize the goals of the revolution that toppled former dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011. On February 8, thousands of Egyptian opposition protesters took to the streets to rally against Morsi after calls from nearly 40 opposition parties and groups for mass demos across the country on the "Friday of dignity.” In the second largest city of Alexandria, at least five people were injured in a similar outbreak of violence between angry protesters and police forces, who fired tear gas to disperse anti-government demonstrators. On January 25, at least 100 people were injured in mass rallies marking the second anniversary of Egypt's revolution after clashes erupted between protesters and police in major cities. The Egyptians launched the revolution against the pro-Israeli regime on January 25, 2011, which eventually brought an end to Mubarak’s 30-year-long dictatorship on February 11, 2011. MAM/PKH