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Protests are alive and well in Egypt: two more erupt

One new protest in Cairo demands the removal of the minister of military production and the other is over raises for parliament employees

Ahram Online, Sunday 10 Apr 2011
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Two protests broke out early today in Maglis El Shaab (Parliament) Street.

The first protest is in front of ministry council headquarters, where protesters demand that Sayed Meshel, the minister of military production, step down. They accuse him of wasting public funds in his last parliamentary campaign during the elections of November 2010.

The second protest was inside parliament building itself where protesters demanded that Sami Mahran, the general-secretary of parliament, step down.

The protesters, made up of mostly of parliament employees, demand a 25 per cent raise in salary, which Mahran has yet to deliver.

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