Al Azhar Clerics in Tahrir square (Photo:Reuters)
A group of temporary Al-Azhar teachers have cut the Salah Salem highway in Cairo and besieged Al-Azhar headquarters demanding to be appointed permanently.
The protesters also demand bonuses and other incentives.
There are about 70,000 teachers appointed temporarily in Al-Azhar. They demand permanent contracts akin to teachers in the Ministry of Education.
Last week hundreds of Al-Azhar teachers protested at Al-Azhar's headquarters. A group of the teachers met with Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb who promised to resolve their problems. Another group threatened to cut the nearby Salah Salem highway on Thursdays if their demands are not met.