Thursday, 10 April 2008

Mahalla—more protests

Iran's Press TV reports:

At least 56 people have been injured in police attempts to stop riots over low wages and rising prices in northern Egypt, officials say.

Police and security forces clashed with some 2000 protesters who had gathered in front of two police stations in the town of Mahalla al-Kobra north of Cairo, Egyptian sources said on Wednesday.

The angry demonstrators demanded the immediate release of hundreds of people who were arrested when they protested against the price hikes on April 6 and 7.

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