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Egyptian protesters staging a sit-in to block parliament building

Egyptian protesters block parliament
Hundreds are staging a sit-in outside parliament to reinforce their demands that the whole ruling regime step down and not just the president
February 9, 2011

Several hundred Egyptian protesters attempted to block parliamentary buildings in Cairo on Wednesday as part of their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old regime.

The building was protected by troops backed by armoured vehicles, but there was no violence, with protesters instead staging a sit-in to blockade the lower house, just as others have occupied Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Parliament is dominated by Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), thanks to tight rules on who can stand for election, and the protesters said they saw it as part of his autocratic regime.

"The people did not elect this parliament," said 19-year-old Mohammed Sobhi, a student at Cairo's Al-Azhar university. "We want the entire regime to fall, not just the president, because everything under him is corrupt."

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/5276/Egypt...
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