Squatters defy police, occupy another 360 flats in 6th of October City

Having stormed and illegally occupied 1800 empty flats in 6th of October City on Tuesday, people illegally entered 18 more buildings of the National Social Housing Project, seizing 360 further flats on Wednesday.

In a clearly well-planned move, they stormed the buildings armed with guns and knives, forcing the guards to flee. They brought in technicians to help them supply the flats with water and electricity, brought in relatives from the Duweiqa shantytown, and set up a tuk tuk terminal.

Housing Minister Mohamed Fathi al-Baradei on Tuesday night called on security services to push the squatters out of the place.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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