Protests Over Water Shortages Sweep Egypt

23 Jul 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt

— Thousands of citizens in a number of Egyptian governorates protested due to the severe lack of water supply in their villages. The wave of protests began recently in the Delta City of Mahalla, 140 kilometers north of Cairo, where hundreds of citizens gathered in front of the city hall to protest the cutting off of water supply from their houses. The citizens said that they have been without drinking water for several weeks, and that the water company hadn't given any reason for cutting it. "Every one of us has to go buy a gallon of water every day to fulfill our water needs," a protestor complained...

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