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Police officers protest at MOI for own syndicate

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: Over two dozen pro-reform police officers demonstrated outside the Ministry of Interior (MOI) Wednesday to demand approval for the establishment of a professional syndicate. Members of the General Coalition of Police Officers announced earlier last month the launch of the General Syndicate for Police Officers. They aim to revive and reinforce the …


Police personnel to start strike on March 22

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: The General Union of Police Personnel and Conscripts announced Tuesday that members of the union will start a sit-in and a nation-wide strike on March 22 to object to the fact that the Interior Ministry has ignored their demands. “We decided to call for a general strike in all provinces after …


Egypt seeks to end police protest strike

CAIRO: Egypt’s government on Wednesday sought to end a strike by thousands of lower ranking police officers demanding better pay and a purge of senior officials linked to Hosni Mubarak’s rule, the official news agency said. Police started a protest in front of the Interior Ministry on Monday and it has since spread to police …


Policemen continue open-ended strike

CAIRO: Several thousand low-ranking policemen gathered in front of the Ministry of Interior Tuesday morning on the second day of an open-ended strike against corruption. The nationwide protest demanded better work conditions and the removal of the current Interior Minister Mansour El-Essawy and his aides who, protesters say, worked with ex-minister Habib El-Adly, now on …


Striking policemen demand removal of interior minister

CAIRO: Thousands of low-ranking policemen started Monday an open-ended strike in front of the Ministry of Interior and security directorates across the country demanding better working conditions and the removal of current Interior Minister Mansour El-Essawy. Protesters are also demanding that he be replaced with a civilian minister. “Our open strike will continue in all …


Police coalition demands protection

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The Police Officers Coalition called Wednesday for discharging head of Cairo’s security directorate and head of the investigations department in response to the escape of tens of detainees from Al-Sahel police station late Tuesday. The coalition called for strict orders from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Cabinet …


Police protest for rights, Minister of Interior answers demands

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Police officers protested in Cairo on Sunday asking for better working conditions, a day after officers marched in Ismailia in solidarity with the revolution, insisting they had been ordered against their will to shoot at protesters. More than 1,000 low-ranking policemen (with no prospects of promotion to officer status) marched on their …


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