The Labor and Social Movements Monitoring Center has documented 15 protests that took place during the first half of February 2021. These protests are divided into: 9 social protests and 6 labor protests.
The reporting period witnessed the demolishing of many of Cairo’s historical landmarks on the pretext of development.
The forms of protests varied as they include (strike, sit-ins, signature campaigns, and protest vigils), as follows:
The details of labor protests can be summed up as follows:
|Governorate||Type of protest||Governorate|
|Cairo||Collective complaint||Siegwart company’s workers complaining about the company’s administration’s non-disbursement of profit|
|Cairo-Helwan||Sit-in||Iron and Steel workers continue their sit-in protesting against the decision to sell and liquidate the factory|
|Alexandria||A complaint with the Labor Office||Alexandria Spinning Company workers filed complaints against the company’s administration to reject their dismissal from work|
|Cairo||Signature campaign||Abassyia Hospital doctors protesting against the decision to sell the hospital’s land for investment|
|Kafr Al-Sheikh||Collective complaints||The Bar Association branch of Kafr El Sheikh protesting the decision to freeze the association’s funds in banks|
|Cairo||Boycotting elections||Lawyers Syndicate members boycotting the syndicate’s sub-elections after it was decided to hold the elections in facilities other than courts|
The details of social protests can be summed up as follows:
|Governorate||Kind of protest||Details of protest|
|Minya||Suicide||A baker committing suicide in Minya due to the accumulation of debts|
|Giza||Strike||Swimming coaches staging a strike in Zamalek club for the non-disbursement of their late dues|
|Red Sea||Sit-in||A protest vigil applicants to purchase housing units/ chalets at Coronado village protesting against “Shades” company|
|Cairo||Collective Complaints||A collective complaint filed by the “local administration” deputies against the minister with regard to the garbage issue|
|Cairo||Collective Complaints||The Society of Egyptian Architects collecting signatures regarding the Basilica|
|Cairo||Blocking off roads||A group of people blocking the highway in memory of the martyrs of the Port Said massacre|
|Menoufia- Shebin Al-Kom||Gathering||Dozens gathered in front of Al-Ramad Hospital in Shebin El-Kom protesting against the closure of the hospital|
|Menoufia- Tala||Collective Complaints||Residents of Sheikh Shehata village in Tala Center complaining about the lack of services and facilities in the village|
|Giza- Tersa||Collective Complaints||Tersa residents are protesting against the governor’s policy of demolishing licensed homes|
The labor protesting sectors:
The sector of those working in the business Sector topped the labor protesting sectors list with 3 protests, followed by Lawyers Sector with 2 protests, then by the Health Sector with one protest.
The social protesting sectors:
The Residents and Residential neighborhoods Sector topped the social protesting sectors list with 6 protests, followed by the Sports Sector with only 2 protests, and then by the Health Sector with one protest.
The geographical distribution of labor protests:
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The geographical distribution of social protests:
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