Minister of Culture confirms resignation in protest at brutal repression

Ahmed Shawky, Monday 21 Nov 2011

Culture Minister Abou Ghazi says he won't reconsider his decision to resign his cabinet post, the first such resignation faced by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf's embattled government


Culture Minister Emad Abou Ghazi has confirmed his resignation from the government of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, and denied reports his daughter has been detained.

Abou Ghazi resigned in protest at the brutal repression of peaceful protests by Central Security Forces and military police, ongoing since Friday.

Over 20 people have been killed and thousands injured, in both Cairo and Alexandria, many with eye injuries.

He told Ahram Online: “I have resigned and will not take it back. It is true my decision is late but I won’t reconsider.”



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