Protesters block entry to Mugamma after PM’s address

In their first response to the televised address given by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Saturday, protesters vented their frustration by blocking the entrance to the Mugamma, a large administrative building in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

On Saturday Sharaf ordered the suspension of all police officers charged with killing protesters. He also said he agreed with the head of the Cairo Appeal Court to fully dedicate particular judicial circles to trying officials and officers implicated in the killing of protesters. This move, he said, should ensure speedier trials.

Protesters said Sharaf's statement came late, and accused his government of slowness. Thousands swarmed Tahrir after the broadcast.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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