Egypt: Army and police attack striking court workers

Hundreds of court workers chanting during their occupation of the court buildings in Giza.

Thousands of court and prosecution service workers were reported to have organised sit-ins and protests across Egypt as part of a national strike which began on 28 February. The strikers are calling for improved salaries and improved conditions at work.

Court workers protested outside the courts in Isma’iliyya, chanting the iconic slogan of the 25 January Revolution: Bread, Freedom, Social Justice.

The courts in Suez were completely closed by the strike. Hundreds of court workers gathered outside and held the doors shut to enforce the shutdown. Police and army forces stormed the court buildings, using electric batons to beat aside the strikers, injuring dozens in the process.

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