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Towering Gates at Cairo's Tahrir Square Draw Criticism

Towering metal gates erected near Cairo's Tahrir Square by army-backed authorities have drawn criticism as a new form of police repression in an area where Egyptians launched a historic uprising for democracy in 2011. Its top bristling with spikes, and painted in the national colors, the three-meter-(10-foot)-high structure was put up in what the Interior Ministry has depicted as an effort to restore a semblance of normality to central Cairo. It replaces one of the many temporary...

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