By Joseph Mayton
"CAIRO: In what appears to be a reprisal action for supporters of President
Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, protesters in Tahrir Square forced the
closure of the country’s main administration building, the Mogamma, on
They claim it is to protest the sit-ins that are blocking judges from
entering the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court.
According to eye witnesses, protesters have placed barbed wire across the
entrance, which has barred government employees from entering the building.
Local reports suggest that small clashes occurred near the entrance.
They are protesting the moves made by Brotherhood supporters on Sunday at the
top court that barred the judges from entering in order to rule on the
constitutionality of an assembly that has drafted the recent and controversial
constitution, to go to a referendum on December 15.
The state-run MENA news agency reported that the protesters have said they
will open the building and allow work to resume when the protesters at the
sit-in at the court allow judges to work.
Tahrir is now in their 16th consecutive day of protests, with a large number
of white tents having been erected as they continue to voice opposition to
Morsi’s policies and the constitution, which they have argued will return the
country to an era without freedom and justice."