A group of lawyers will hold a demonstration at noon today in front of the Lawyers' syndicate to protest the refusal of the South Cairo Court to return a room that belongs to the syndicate.
The decision by the head of the South Cairo Court, Mohamed El-Sayed, to refuse to hand the lawyers back their base has angered many lawyers. The syndicate had given their base to the court four years ago as part of court renovations. The court, however, has refused to return the syndicate its room and sealed it off with red tape.
Ibrahim Elias, a member of the General Syndicate, said that the syndicate is angered by the decision taken by El-Sayed who has refused to negotiate with the lawyers to solve the crisis.
Elias added that the lawyers had sent a complaint to Mohamed Hanafy, the minister of justice’s consultant on the building of courts, and he had promised to help. Elias confirmed that the act of sealing off the room spurred the lawyers into organising today’s protest.