A number of demonstrators protested Wednesday for Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud's removal in front of his office downtown, citing his ties to former President Hosni Mubarak's regime.
The protesters walked from Tahrir Square, where a sit-in has been staged since 8 July, to the attorney genral's office to voice their discontent with the government's failure to remove all Mubarak-era officials, eyewitnesses said.
The demonstrators called for an open-ended sit-in in front of Mahmoud's office at the High Court of Justice, planning to deny him entry in hopes of forcing him to step down.
Military police squads cordoned off the protest and closed the court's front gates, opening the back gate for employees and the public.
Mahmoud’s removal has become one of the primary demands of several revolutionary groups. He is being criticized for delays in the prosecution of ex-officials involved in corruption and protesters’ deaths during the January uprising.