Cabinet says reports about civil disobedience campaign aren't true

Cabinet says reports about civil disobedience campaign aren't true

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Sun, 24/02/2013 - 20:30

The Cabinet’s spokesperson said “rumors” spread in the media and on social networking sites about a civil disobedience campaign are not true, contending that certain people are trying to force government employees to take to the streets, or else they will harm them.

Alaa al-Hadidy wrote on his official Facebook page Sunday evening that the government appreciates those who did not respond to calls for civil disobedience, which he claimed disrupt production and progress. Hadidy urged citizens to cooperate with police.

Protesters blocked Haram Street in Giza and protested outside the municipality headquarters in response to a call to start a civil disobedience in the governorate, according to Al-Hayat, a private satellite channel.

Hundreds of protesters marked the calls for civil disobedience Friday in a march to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo.

Demonstrators also briefly tried to close down the Sadat metro station in Tahrir Sunday, and other protesters blocked access to the Mugamma administrative building.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm