Protesters camped out at the Tahrir Square in Cairo have blocked access to the Egyptian capital’s largest government building and are threatening to lay siege to the nearby Interior Ministry and state TV building if their demands are not met.
The protesters want justice for the nearly 900 protesters killed by security forces during the 18-day uprising that toppled long-time leader Hosni Mubarak in February. They also demand speeding up the trials of corrupt, Mubarak-era figures.
Tens of thousands demonstrated in Cairo and several cities across Egypt on Friday to protest what they see as the slow pace adopted by the country’s military rulers to cleanse the country’s institutions from Mubarak loyalists.
Only several hundreds remain at the square on Sunday.