Egypt says navigation in Suez Canal continues as normal

Suez Canal navigation continues despite protests and strikes nearby, Egyptian authorities said on Sunday.

Ahmed al-Manakhly, an official from the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), said all canal entrances are secured by workers in collaboration with the armed forces. The canal’s operations department works throughout the day to guarantee the safety of navigation, he told state-run news agency MENA.

Around 10,000 workers at companies affiliated with the SCA have staged protests over the past few weeks calling for disbursing delayed payments.

Families of the 25 January revolution martyrs threatened on Saturday to hinder navigation in the canal to protest the slow trials of policemen implicated in the killing of their relatives. However, the families decided to escalate their strike by blocking the Ain Sokhna road, linking Suez with the Red Sea Governorate, instead.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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