Protesters gather at Cairo's Tahrir Square during clashes with security forces on Sunday
Protesters gather at Cairo's Tahrir Square during clashes with security forces on November 20. Egypt's culture minister has resigned in protest at the government response to demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square in which more than 20 people have died, the official MENA agency said on Monday. © Mahmud Khaled - AFP
Protesters gather at Cairo's Tahrir Square during clashes with security forces on Sunday
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Last updated: November 21, 2011

Egypt culture minister quits over Tahrir clashes

Egypt's culture minister has resigned in protest at the government response to demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square in which more than 20 people have died, the official MENA agency said on Monday.

Emad Abu Ghazi handed his resignation to the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces -- which took power when Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February -- "in protest at the government's handling of the recent events in Tahrir Square," MENA said.

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