One killed and seven injured in Alexandria workers’ protest

One person died and seven were injured after a workers' protest turned violent at the Abu Qir power plant in Alexandria on Saturday.

Protesters had gathered to protest their grievances with the company. Clashes broke out after Central Security forces stationed to protect the building learned that the company leaders had been detained by protesters, who had blocked the entrances and exits of the plant.

Security then tried to disperse the crowd, and over 500 protesters responded by charging the building. Security forces then exchanged fire with the crowd, killing one and wounding seven.  Saturday evening, efforts were still underway to control the situation.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm 

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