Dozens of people with physical disabilities held a protest on Wednesday in front of the National Council for Disabled People in Cairo's Sray El-Quba to demand greater access to jobs.
According to Egypt's constitution – currently being amended – at least 5 percent of all public sector workforces must be disabled people.
According to Al-Ahram's Arabic website, protesters vowed to continue demonstrating until their demands are met. The demands include the sacking of the state-run council's members.
People with physical disabilities make up around 12 million of Egypt's 80 million-plus population, according to rights organisations.