- Posted July 11, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Activists demolish wall blocking street in downtown Cairo
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
Dozens of Egyptian activists and residents of downtown Cairo organized a rally on Tuesday, July 11, to demolish one of the barricades blocking the streets in the area around the ministry of interior in downtown, Cairo. This the second time activists decide to demolish one of barricades after they successfully removed one in Kasr Al Ainy street last March, covered in this iReport: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-768997 . Several barricades were built in the area following different clashes that took place between security forces and protesters. These barricades affected the residents and shops in the area. Residents can't reach their homes easily and customers can't reach the shops in the area easily too. The barricade consists of concrete blocks, each weighing about a ton. Protesters used ropes in tearing down the barricade. They also chanted against military rule.