Port city’s strikes inspire Egypt’s opposition

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 file photo, Egyptians protesters parade with an effigy of a bearded man, mocking Egypt's Islamist rulers, during day six of the general strike, in Port Said, Egypt. For nearly two weeks, protesters and strikers have shut down much of Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Port Said, filling the streets with one angry rally after another. Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president are looking to Port Said as a model for stepping up their campaign against him with a possible wave of civil disobedience in other parts of the country. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)PORT SAID, Egypt (AP) — For nearly two weeks, protesters and strikers have shut down much of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Port Said, filling up the streets with one angry rally after another. At the unrest's height, they succeeded in closing off a multimillion-dollar port for days, forcing some ships to reroute, and in sealing off a major factory complex.


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