Port Said ends civil disobedience, week response in schools

Tuesday 12-03-2013 04:50 PM
Port Said ends civil disobedience, week response in schools

Despite calls for schools to resume classes, many parents have kept their children at home in Port Said, said an Aswat Masriya witness.

In mid-February, hundreds of residents started a civil disobedience, demanding justice and an apology from the president and his administration for what they believe is negligence of their demands.

Almost all schools have suspended classes since the beginning of the civil disobedience. 

Forty-two people were killed when violence erupted in Port Said at the end of January when relatives of defendants sentenced to death for involvement in football riots that killed over 70 people last February clashed with police.

Meanwhile, the Teacher's Independent Syndicate denounced the governor's decision to resume education, saying that the decision came without consulting the teachers.

Most companies, factories and government facilities resumed work at a normal pace in Port Said, after the Armed Forces assumed the irresponsibility of securing the governorate.

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