Security forces rescued the governor of Suez and board members of the Quarry Project – a local stone quarry – at around midnight Wednesday after angry workers surrounded the governorate's headquarters in protest at the governor's failure to deal with corruption at the project.
The workers chanted that the board members were "thieves."
Governor Mohamed Abdel-Moneim Hashem had repeatedly refused to respond to workers' requests to deal with corruption at the project, according to Hamdy Morsi, secretary-general the workers' syndicate at the project.
Among the workers' demands was revising the inflated salaries of staff who "don't really do anything real," Morsi said.
Suez security forces headed by Ahel El-Araby rescued Hashem and the board members unharmed.