RSS Feed

#Jan25 Army cracks down on strikers

February 20th, 2011 at 10:54pm | 1 comment
Tags: | | | | | | | | |

The army has killed by mistake a woman, as a crackdown on strikers ensued in Suez. There are also reports a number of strikers were detained in Cairo by the military police.

Following the arrest of the Suez strikers, a trade unionist source told me over the phone, their families assembled in a protest, and that’s when the woman was ran over by an army tank accidentally. This woman is related to one of the detained strikers. Clashes ensued, as protesters tried to mob the army brigadier general who was in the tank.

Another accident took place in Tera’a Square, as an army tank ran into a microbus by accident. The microbus belongs to the Sharkeyoon Petrochemicals company. No one was injured in the accident, but citizens assembled around the tank and shouted slurs against the army.