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Cairo Governorate sprayed and cleaned up streets surrounding parliament yesterday after security forces two days ago put an end to protests by workers from Amonsito, the Egyptian Telephone Company and el-Nubaria Agricultural Engineering, who had been protesting for around three months.
The decision to put down the protests came in time for the Kenyan Prime Minister's visit to the headquarters of the ministerial cabinet, which is just meters from the parliament, informed sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Meanwhile, the Sayyeda Zeinab Prosecution ordered yesterday the release of six workers from Amonsito. The workers have been charged with blocking the flow of traffic.
Kamal Abbas, general coordinator of the Center for Trade Union and Worker Services, said he will submit an official complaint to the International Labor Organization about the use of force to end worker protests and the violations committed as a result..
Abdel Rahman Kheir, a member of the Shura Council and vice president of the Helwan trade union, said the protesting workers abused their right to stage a sit-in by attempting to break into the People's Assembly and taking off their clothes. Security forces also have a right to defend themselves, he added.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.