CAIRO: Cairo Governor Galal al-Saeed said Sunday to Al-Watan newspaper that street vendors will be moved to Turguman garage within days, which has the capacity for more than 1,100 vendors.
Many campaigns to remove street vendors were launched by the government directly after president Sisi came to power, which was met with anger from street vendors, and acceptance from other traders and citizens who have considered the vendors a nuisance.
“I don’t want to move from here, this has been my place of work for more than 15 years, even before the revolution, our removal will be one of the reasons why street vendors are coming from everywhere to occupy the streets by force,” Sheikh Helal, one of the street vendors in Ain-Shams told The Cairo Post.
He added that his hear near El Demerdash Hospital has been like a public market for more than 25 years, but the police came determined to remove all their merchandise, warning that any goods would be seized.
“We want the media to highlight our crisis, we are not related to thugs or thieves who started to appear recently,” Sheikh Helal added.