The homeless families of Kafr El-Elew staged an all-day sit-in on Monday outside the Cabinet building to pressure the Cairo governorate to grant them housing.
The 24 families, who are now living in tents in the streets, had their homes torn down last September to make way for a water plant. Monday’s sit-in was the most recent in a series of demonstrations highlighting their case. They were joined by lawyers from El-Nadim Center and The Egyptian Center for Housing Rights.
Families were intending to spend the night outside the Ministers’ Council, despite, as they claim, unmasked threats from security to remove them by force after nightfall.