Egyptian Cabinet Offers Resignation Amid Tahrir Square Protests
Thousands of Egyptians returned to Tahrir Square, the scene of demonstrations earlier in the year, to protest the interim military government. Three days of clashes have left at least 23 people dead and more than 1,500 injured according to the New York Times.
The latest round of demonstrations resulted in members of the country’s cabinet offering to resign.
The cabinet’s offer was met by calls for a larger protest on Tuesday while the Muslim Brotherhood urged protesters and government authorities to show restraint. But the Muslim Brotherhood’s calls appear to have gone unheeded as Tuesday morning in Cairo brought renewed clashes.
“People here feel that they have been cheated and that they have moved from an autocracy to a military dictatorship," protester Mosa'ab Elshamy said. "So they are back to the square -- back to square one -- to ask for their rights once again.”
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