Dozens of protesters cut off access to the Mugamma in Tahrir Square Sunday, as part of a broader campaign of civil disobedience ahead of the anniversary of former President Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow.
Scuffles broke out between the protesters, employees at the Mugamma and people trying to access the building. Hundreds of people gathered and attempted to convince the protesters to reopen the building, to no avail.
Closing off the main entrance with barbed wire and metal barriers, protesters said that the building would be closed indefinitely, ordering employees not to report to work on Monday “until further notice.”
Protesters also banned media from photographing or interviewing the employees.
The shutdown comes amid calls by the April 6 Youth Movement and the Popular Current for a march to Ettehadiya Palace and Tahrir Square 11 February, the second anniversary of Mubarak’s resignation, demanding that President Mohamed Morsy resign.