Saturday, April 3, 2010

Labor Protest in Cairo

Today I covered a labor protest in downtown Cairo with a filmmaker friend. Egyptians are protesting for a higher minimum wage. The current minimum wage is 35 EGP, the equivalent of $7 USD per month, and was set in 1984s. Laborers are asking for a minimum wage of 1200 EGP, roughly $200 USD.

The following video was shot by my friend, Lillie Paquette.

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