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Protests paralyze factories in Suez Canal city

Published: 02.19.13, 19:09 / Israel News

Thousands of Egyptian workers joined a protest wave in Port Said on Tuesday, paralyzing factory production in the Suez Canal city, despite President Mohamed Morsi's efforts to soothe unrest by acting to restore its free port status.


Witnesses said at least 10,000 took part in the third day of demonstrations to demand justice for those killed during rioting in the Mediterranean port last month. Port Said was one of three provinces where Morsi declared a 30-day state of emergency after last month's unrest, which was linked to soccer violence, but reflected wider discontent with the Islamist government in Cairo. (Reuters)


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