Protests linger as normal life in Cairo begins to resume


With Egypt’s revolt entering a third week, many parts of Cairo appeared to be resuming normal life on Monday: A.T.M.’s dispensed much-needed cash, shops and banks were staffed — though some kept their doors shut to customers — and the city’s drivers were snarled in a vast traffic jam.

News reports said the government would assemble on Monday for its first formal meeting since President Hosni Mubarak reorganized it in the early days of the uprising.

Still, signs that the revolt had not ended were rife. Plans to reopen the stock exchange were postponed until Sunday. The army kept columns of armored personnel carriers patrolling the streets, and burnt-out vehicles remained in various squares.