Egypt army stops protesters entering Suez Canal office

June 18, 2011 14:39

ISMAILIA - Egyptian troops fired shots in the air on Saturday to prevent hundreds of protesting employees of Egypt's Suez Canal Authority from storming into its office in Ismailia, witnesses said.

Many employees at canal authority offices in the cities of Ismailia, Suez and Port Said have been staging protests for five days asking for higher pay and better work conditions.

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