Low-ranking police officers stage sit-ins to call for satisfaction of their demands

The General Union of Police Personnel and Conscripts announced that hundreds of low-ranking police personnel in 10 governorates are staging a sit-in and shutting down security departments to express their rejection of new legislation organizing demonstrations.

They are also protesting the disregard of their demands, which include the arming of low-ranking police, providing them and their families with medical treatment services at police hospitals, as well as issuing a law to develop the police apparatus.

The union said their protest will continue until their demands are met.

Mohsen Abdel Fattah, media spokesperson for the union, said low-ranking police officers in Alexandria, Sharqiya, Qalyubiya, Monufia, Beheira, Kafr al-Sheikh, Beni Suef, Assiut, Sohag and the Red Sea have already started an open-ended sit-in.

Hundreds of low-ranking police, with ranks lower than lieutenant, have also assembled in Abdeen in Cairo to head to the Interior Ministry headquarters and stage a sit-in to call for the removal of the minister and the achievement of their demands.

The union has called for staging protests in front of security departments and at the Interior Ministry across Egypt due to the political leadership's disregard of the concerns and demands of low-ranking police personnel.

Edited translation from Al-Masry al-Youm

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