EGYPT-ECONOMY-STRIKE

Shaimaa Raafat
By Shaimaa Raafat 0 Min Read

Egyptian activists shout slogans during a protest outside the lawyers’ syndicate in downtown Cairo, after it was hit by a strong sandstorm, on April 6, 2008. Plans for a general strike in Egypt collapsed today after the government made good on its warning to take firm action against protesters by arresting nine people, including bloggers, for incitement. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI