Saturday, 10 September 2011

Egypt's 'correcting the path' protests culminate in storming of Israeli embassy, cabinet may resign

Egypt's first post-revolution Prime Minister Essam Sharaf is likely to tender the resignation of his Cabinet to the Surpreme Military Council later today Saturday, sources close to the cabinet told Åhram Online.
This is to be discussed during the crises ministerial meeting called on by the Prine Minister the early hours of Saturday.

According to the source, the cabinet is considering resignation due to their failure in handling Friday Sept 9, protests.

Friday night, some protesters managed to break into one of the floors of the building occupied by the Israeli Embassy, seizing hundreds of documents. Earlier protesters had managed to partially destroy a high concerete wall which had been completed a week earlier to protect the embassy against protesters. They also succeeded to bring down, for the second time, the Israeli flag which had been rehoisted on top of the high rise apartment building housing the embassy.

Fierce clashes with the police, which resulted in nearly a thousand injured and two dead, led to the torturing of the Giza police station close to the Israeli Embassy was set on fire. more