Petroleum Ministry protesters defy security forces, taking demo to Cabinet offices

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 Oct 2011

Hundreds of protesting ministry workers broke through police barricades, pushing towards the Cabinet's offices

Hundreds of employees at the Ministry of Petroleum have penetrated the steal barricades set up by Central Security Forces (CSF) at the entrance to People’s Assembly Street, repositioning their protest to the Cabinet’s offices on Tuesday.

The protesters are calling on Prime Minister Essam Sharaf to enable them to get permanent contracts as per previous promises.

Some of the demonstrators have been working for over five years without fixed contracts.

The protest has seen some clashes between the Ministry of Interior’s security personnel and demonstrators. No injuries have yet been reported.

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