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En Égypte, Port-Saïd au bord de l'insurrection

En Égypte, Port-Saïd au bord de l'insurrection | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Port-Saïd, la ville du canal de Suez pourrait de nouveau s'embraser si la justice a la main trop lourde, vendredi, dans le procès de la rixe qui avait coûté la vie à 74 supporters de football, en février 2012.

Depuis la fin janvier, Port-Saïd (750 000 habitants) est une ville en rébellion. Depuis que vingt et un de ses fils ont été condamnés à mort pour leur participation au « drame du stade ».

En février 2012, à l'issue d'une rencontre de football entre le club local d'al-Masry et la prestigieuse équipe cairote d'al-Ahly, plus de 70 supporters du club de la capitale avaient été tués. L'autre moitié des accusés attend le verdict, demain, dans un climat explosif. (...)

Port-Saïd cristallise aussi les problèmes actuels de l'Égypte : un exécutif débordé et sans grande influence sur la police ou l'armée, une police haïe et qui ne sait répondre que par la violence, une armée qui temporise en jouant le grand frère compatissant, et un pouvoir judiciaire excessivement politisé.

(Ouest France, avec Sophie Anmuth)


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Civil disobedience grips Cairo as protests rock the rest of Egypt

Civil disobedience grips Cairo as protests rock the rest of Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Protesters on Sunday blocked the doors to Cairo's main administrative building as part of a growing campaign of civil disobedience around the country against President Mohamed Mursi.

A group of protesters closed the doors of the Mugamma, a massive labyrinth of bureaucratic offices on the edge of Tahrir Square, leaving only a side exit for employees to leave, emploees told AFP.

“This is a call for civil disobedience... We want the implementation of the goals of the revolution such as social justice as well as a delay of parliamentary elections” which is set for April 22, one of the protesters told AFP, declining to give his name.

“We must break the monopoly of the state by Brotherhood,” he added, referring to Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood who is currently in office. (...)

 

Outside the Mugamma, the protesters threatened to extend their protest, adding that the next step could be to close down the television building which also houses the information ministry.

In the northern city of Kafr el-Sheikh, hundreds of quarry workers stormed the governorate headquarters to protest against working conditions and forced employees  out of the building, chanting against governor Saad al-Husseini, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.(...)

 

 

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Civil disobedience in Port Said continues

Civil disobedience in Port Said continues | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Civil disobedience in Port Said entered its eight day on Sunday with protesters blocking some key ports and truck and railroad routes. 

 

The protesters prevented more than 35, 000 workers from arriving to the free-zone investment area to carry on their tasks on Sunday, the state news agency reported. 

 

The civil disobedience has paralyzed operations of a large part of the public sector, including the customs and tariffs authority. 

 

Almost all schools have suspended classes on Sunday as protests increased, with raged residents calling for an official apology by the state and a fair treatment of victims of recent violence that swept the city. 

 

Bus drivers of major transportation companies have also joined the strike as port workers continued to not carry on their jobs. 

 

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood had attempted to persuade protesters to return to work but failed. 

 

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L'insurrection civile de Port-Saïd gagne d'autres localités

"Les appels à l'insurrection civile s'étendent à Ismaëlia, Suez et Alexandrie", titre l'ancien quotidien officieux du régime de Moubarak. Déjà en cours à Port-Saïd, les grèves, manifestations et blocages de routes ont provoqué "la fermeture du 'port Est' et des pertes de 100 millions de dollars dans la zone franche". Des appels dans ce sens auraient également été lancés dans la capitale, mais l'enjeu réside surtout dans les villes du canal – entre Suez et Ismaëlia – à forte tradition syndicale et hostiles aux Frères musulmans.

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Port Said unions join civil disobedience campaign

Port Said unions join civil disobedience campaign | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Port Said Maritime Arsenal Workers Association said it would join civil disobedience campaigns in the governorate and strike until their demand that the governor and the judge delegated to investigate the recent violence last month are dismissed.

The Trade Union for Public Free Trade Zone Workers in Port Said called for an official apology from the presidency for the violence, considering the victims and injured of the violence in Port Said as martyrs of the 25 January revolution.

They also called for issuing a law that guarantees continuity of the free trade zone without intervention from presidency.

In related context, the Egyptian Union for Independent Trade Unions said a popular delegation composed of several labor figures and members of youth and revolutionary coalitions will head to Alexandria to express solidarity with Portland Cement Company workers. Their strike was ended by force, which led to injury and detention of several workers.

 

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El Sadat Suggests Initiative To Confront Civil Disobedience In Canal Cities

El Sadat Suggests Initiative To Confront Civil Disobedience In Canal Cities | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Mohamed El Sadat, Chairman of Reform and Development Party, launched today an initiative to stop the civil disobedience in Canal Cities; stressing on the necessity of beginning a dialogue between the families and the presidential institutions to find a solution ends the political tensions there.

In his initiative, El Sadat said the presidential institution or the cabinet has to immediately call five figures from Canal cities to start negotiations in an open session, in which the families' demands should be discussed. Moreover, the state is committed to replay to their demands.

 

He added that his initiative should be adopted and not to ignore the demands of Canal cities' families, trying to avoid any escalation that influences the Egyptian national economy, which is directly linked to the stability

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Ismailia joins civil disobedience campaign

Ismailia joins civil disobedience campaign | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Several protesters in the Suez Canal city of  Ismailia, announce they are launching a civil disobedience campaign on Sunday, joining nearby Port Said and Mansoura in their campaigns.

 

Tens of protesters blocked the main road leading to the central governorate building, urging the city's residents to join the civil disobedience campaign.

 

A protest is planned for Sunday afternoon in front of the governorate building by a number of political groups and movements, calling for Prime Minister Hisham Qandil to be sacked, amendments to the new constitution passed in December 2012, the elimination of the elections law and the realisation of other revolutionary demands.

 

Protesters attempted to block the railway, halting the train route from Cairo to Port Said, but police forces intervened, reports Al-Ahram Arabic news site.

 

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More cities may join in civil disobedience - Daily News Egypt

More cities may join in civil disobedience - Daily News Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Railways were blocked in Mahalla and roads were blocked in Mansoura, raising fears that Gharbeya and Daqahleya governorates will join ongoing civil disobedience.

Farag Al-Sayed, a member of 6 April Youth Movement in Gharbeya, said there are calls for civil disobedience in Gharbeya but he has seen no signs of it on the streets. He expects participants to begin civil disobedience later in the day. He added that the 6 April Youth Movement has not decided whether it will be taking part.

 

In Mansoura, Saeed Omar, a member of 6 April Youth Movement in Daqahleya said everything is proceeding as normal in the city except for in the vicinity of the governorate building. He said the building is surrounded by protesters, and that he had to travel on foot to get there as vehicles cannot reach the building.

 

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Aboul Fotouh: Civil disobedience should not ruin economy

Aboul Fotouh: Civil disobedience should not ruin economy | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Strong Egypt Party founder and former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh warned on Saturday the national forces of turning civil obedience to a tool of damaging the economy and the public interest.

Aboul Fotouh said on his Twitter account that the the national forces should use all the methods of expression and peaceful civil disobedience to achieve the interests of the nation. 

On Sunday, hundreds of residents started a civil disobedience, demanding justice and an apology from the president and his administration for what they believe is negligence of their demands.

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Unrest spreads across Egypt as Morsi pumps cash into Suez

Unrest spreads across Egypt as Morsi pumps cash into Suez | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Unrest continued in several Egyptian governorates on Tuesday, as calls for civil disobedience escalated in canal governorates and spread to the governorate of Kafr El-Sheikh.

In reaction to the escalations, the presidency issued a statement on Tuesday stating that President Mohamed Morsi submitted a new law proposal to the Shura Council to re-launch Port Said’s free trade zone. The statement added that Morsi has decided to allocate EGP 400m of the annual revenues of the Suez Canal to the development of canal governorates of Suez, Ismailia and Port Said and providing new jobs for their residents.

In Port Said, protesters entered the third day of civil disobedience criticising the government’s management of investigations regarding the death of Port Said residents during violent clashesfollowing the court verdict on the Port Said massacre last month.

Protesters called for immediate investigations into the death of more than 40 Port Said residents and the injury of more than 100 people during the clashes.

Protesters also demanded the dismissal of the Minister of Interior and the chief of the Port Said security directorate, calling for them to be referred to trial for being responsible for the death of Port Said residents.

 

Reacting to the protests, the Strong Egypt and Al-Dostour parties decided to suspend their activities in Port Said in statements issued on their Facebook pages. Some media agencies reported that the Popular Current also suspended its activities in the canal governorate, but it was not possible to verify the media reports.

 

More on: http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-unrest-471908

 

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Factories closed by Egyptian unrest

Factories closed by Egyptian unrest | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands of people in the Egyptian city of Port Said prevented workers from reaching factories on a second day of “civil disobedience” intended as a direct challenge to the government of Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist president. (..)

 

Many schools and shops were closed on Monday and troops were deployed to protect businesses and government offices as protesters marched in the streets and called on civil servants to leave their offices and join them. Government departments had to shut at noon because of the unrest, according to Mohamed Fouad, one of the protesters.

 

He said the rallies were aimed at pressuring the authorities to appoint an independent judge to investigate last month’s violence. They also want the government to accord those killed in the clashes the status of “martyrs of the revolution” which would entitle their families to special benefits.

“The civil disobedience will last until they grant the city’s demands,” said Mr Fouad.

 

Workers in the local investment zone, which manufactures products for export under a special customs regime, were prevented from reaching their factories by protesters (...)

 

 

“Instead of forcing us to shut down like they did today we will show them that we are with them,” said Mr Gabr. “They have legitimate demands that have not been granted by the government and they feel they are being unjustly treated. We don’t want them to think that business is only after its own interests.”

 

 

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