Protesters demand rights throughout Egypt despite cold weather

Despite the rain and the cold weather on Sunday morning, dozens of residents of the camp area in Khanka, Qaliubiya held a protest outside the back gate of the cabinet building to demand housing units instead of the tents they live in. They were asked to demonstrate on the sidewalk so as not to disrupt traffic.

The protesters raised banners requesting the president and the prime minister to meet their demands.
“We have been living in those tents since 2009,” said Hany Saad Korany. “The tents were swept by the storm last week.”
Hussain Ahmed Mohamed, 51, said there are more than a hundred families living in the camp who want the governor to resign.
Meanwhile, dozens of M.A. and Ph.D holders protested outside the front gate of the cabinet building to demand jobs. They were asked to go to the back area so as not to block the street.
In Dekernes, Daqahliya residents held a protest demanding the return of City Council President Abdel Azim Ramadan who was sacked by Governor Omar al-Shawadfy. They said Ramadan built parks and playgrounds for the city and was fulfilling his duties.
The governor, who changed 12 City Council heads in the Daqahliya, said he based his decision on reports of irregularities that he would announce soon.
In Sharm al-Sheikh, 50 of the Badawiya Hotel workers staged a protest to protest a Tourism Ministry decision to close the hotel down due to differences between the owner and the tenant. They demanded their financial dues that are five months late. 
The owner, Hossam Magdy Suleiman, is the son of the former governor of South Sinai. And the ministry closed down the hotel because the tenant, Ahmed Rushdi, failed to pay a five-month rent of LE140,000.
In Kafr al-Sheikh, dozens of the Hamoul Sugar Factory continued their sit-in for the second week to demand the bonuses and profit shares of 2014. They also requested that all managers over the age of 60 should go on pension.
In Alexandria, dozens of the temporary workers of the Petrojet Company staged protests to demand permanent appointment, as was decreed by the General Petroleum Authority in 2011.
In Port Said, 200 workers of the Water and Drainage Company staged a protest to demand a minimum wage, health insurance and regular annual bonuses.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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