Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Protesters shut down tourist sites

Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf yesterday announced that current secretary general of the Council, Mohamed Abdel Fatah, would be granted the authority of a minister. However, Abdel Fatah insists that his recently announced resignation will not be withdrawn, and protesters complaining of years of corruption and mismanagement at the Council continue their sit-in.

Protesters blocked the entrance to the Council’s offices in Abbassiya, switching off the electricity and preventing the employees from entering. They also expelled the building’s security guards and shut the iron gates.

In Aswan, according to Ahram Online, protesters closed the doors of the Nubian museum and the Abu Simbel temples to prevent an official visit celebrating World Tourism Day from entering.

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