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Workers, military police clash in Egypt canal city

By AFP CAIRO: Clashes broke out on Tuesday between workers at an industrial free zone in the Egyptian canal city of Ismailia and military police in which 38 people were injured, witnesses and medics told AFP. At least 5,000 workers from the Ismailia Public Free Zone, where 80 factories produce textiles and leather, had tried …


Suez to hold a peoples’ trial for accused police officers

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Suez residents will hold on Saturday July 23 a parallel peoples’ trial in the main El-Arbaein Square for the police officers accused of using live ammunition against peaceful protesters during the January 25 uprising that toppled the Egyptian regime. “Deputy head of the Court of Cassation Mahmoud El-Khodairy will be the presiding …


Protesters end sit-in near Suez Canal, gather at El-Arbaein

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Suez protesters on Thursday ended their open sit-in near the Suez Canal waterway and control office in Port Tawfik, continuing the ones in El-Arbaein Square and in front of the local municipality building for the 11th consecutive day. Protesters, meanwhile, vowed to escalate the situation after four demonstrators who had earlier …


Suez protesters continue sit-in for 10th day, despite vendetta clashes

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Suez protesters continued on Wednesday their sit-in in the main El-Arbaein Square for the tenth consecutive day, saying they won’t leave until their demands were entirely met. Mass protests and sit-ins swept through the city since July 4 when a criminal court released on bail seven police officers charged with killing and …


Thousands hold open sit-ins in Suez, Alexandria

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Thousands protested on Tuesday in Suez and Alexandria parallel to a sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, denouncing the two speeches of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and the ruling army council. In Suez, thousands gathered in the main El-Arbaein Square, dubbed by citizens the Martyrs Square, and began marching to the Suez Canal …


Suez protesters push for Tuesday protests, promise ‘surprise escalation’

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Protesters in Suez are calling for a million-man protest on Tuesday, echoing calls by Tahrir Square protesters, but also promising “surprising escalation measures not to be declared now,” member of the Suez Revolution Youth Coalition Ahmed Abdel Gawad told Daily News Egypt Monday. “We are already protesting in front of the …


Military police disperse Suez protest by force

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Military police on Sunday forcefully dispersed a sit-in by thousands of Suez protesters blocking the Suez-Ain Sokhna desert road, reportedly detaining a number of them, Suez Revolution Coalition member Ahmed Abdel-Gawad said. “The forces first fired in the air then clashed with protesters using electric shock prods when the protesters attempted to …


Egypt army stops protesters entering Suez Canal office

By Reuters ISMAILIA: Egyptian troops fired shots in the air on Saturday to prevent hundreds of protesting employees of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority from storming into its office in Ismailia, witnesses said. Many employees at canal authority offices in the cities of Ismailia, Suez and Port Said have been staging protests for five days asking …


Suez residents hold popular trial for ex-governor

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: About 5,000 residents of Suez governorate held a popular trial Friday afternoon for former governor Mohamed Seif Eddin Galal, according to activist Abel-Aziz Kamel. Residents of the area have accused Galal of allegedly being responsible for killing anti-regime protesters during the first days of the January 25 Revolution, as well as …


Suez citizens to resume protests if governor, police chief not sacked

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Thousands of citizens in Suez governorate will resume protesting Monday if their demands of sacking the governor and the police directorate chief are not met. The two officials are believed have given orders to the police force to open fire on protesters during demonstrations that started on Jan. 25. “We will see …


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