Labor protests block streets in three Egyptian cities

Labor protests calling for better financial conditions continued in several cities on Sunday, with demonstrators blocking main roads in Assiut, Luxor and Cairo.

In Assiut, farmers blocked the Assiut-Cairo highway, protesting against increased fertilizer prices. They clashed with police and pelted them with stones, forcing them to withdraw from the area.

In Luxor, residents blocked the Luxor-Aswan highway, protesting against the local authorities cutting off utilities from their homes, while Governor Khaled Fouda said their houses were unlicensed.

Meanwhile, in Cairo, workers from the Egyptian Radio and Television Union staged protests on the Maspiro Corniche, demanding better wages and the dismissal of Information Minister Osama Heikal.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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