Egypt razes Mubarak HQ

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Barack Obama and Hosni Mubarak

Egypt yesterday began tearing down the headquarters of the once-dominant party of ex-president Hosni Mubarak that was torched during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

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Demolition workers, using cranes and bulldozers, began razing the four-storey headquarters of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party (NDP) located on the Nile in central Cairo.

An adjacent 14-storey tower that once housed offices of state-run organisations was also being dismantled.
In early 2011, angry protesters demanding the ouster of Mubarak had ransacked and set fire to the NDP buildings — seen as symbols of his autocratic rule.

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Last month the government approved plans to demolish the buildings.

Both buildings are located close to the famed building of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square — epicentre of the anti-Mubarak revolt. — AFP.

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