CSF conscripts on strike

Around 1,000 Central Security Forces conscripts went on strike yesterday at their el-Gabal el-Ahmar Camp in Cairo, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm. The conscripts protested the abuse they receive on the hands of the officers, their work conditions at the camp, and their delayed pay.

The conscripts, Al-Masry Al-Youm added, assaulted a number of officers and destroyed their cars and offices. Senior interior ministry officials rushed to the camp and negotiated for an hour with representatives from the striking conscripts. The strike was suspended on promises from the officials that the conscripts’ demands will be met.

It’d be interesting to see if a that revolt will get replicated in other CSF camps, where the conscripts are treated like slaves.