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300 Giza small land owners protest against government

Protesters demonstrate over the low purchase price paid to them by the government, part of a gentrification scheme

Ahram Online, Monday 24 Jan 2011
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More than 300 people protested today in front of the Giza governorate's headquarters over the meagre compensation paid to them for their land.

Their grievances stem from their sale of land in Imbaba to the government, which is alleged to have paid 20 per cent of the real value.

Some land owners refused to accept the money offered, demanding an amount equivalent to the real value of their land.


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