19 February 2013

Egypt: Port Said Continues Civil Disobedience for 2nd Day

Residents of Port Said governorate continued on Monday 18/2/2013 their civil disobedience for the second day in a row.

Access to the factories in the investment area, which comprises about 23 factories, has been blocked.

School students along with the political and popular leaderships, families of martyrs and injured in recent violent incidents and members of Green Eagles "hardcore fans of Port Said's football club" are continuing their civil disobedience.

Also about 3,000 workers in Port Said shipyard, which is run by the Suez Canal Authority, joined the civil disobedience called by Ultras Green Eagles, along with other groups over the "injustices" experienced by residents in the governorate.

They demand the assignment of an independent judge by the attorney general to conduct investigations so that they can ensure the rights of those who were killed and injured near Port Said's prison and police stations be protected.

More than 30 people died in clashes after Port Said Criminal Court sentenced 21 people to death for killing 74 football fans in February 2012; the remaining defendants will be tried on 9 March.

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