CAIRO: Holders of MA and PhD, families of missing citizens in illegal immigration attempts and people with special needs demonstrated near the Parliament Sunday, Youm7 reported.
Holders of postgraduate degrees as of 2014 protested on al-Qasr al-Aini Street to demand their appointment in government institutions. Some of them raised zucchini while protesting; the vegetable is used in Egyptian slang to refer to nepotism.
They complain they are unemployed or are employed below their education level, and claim those appointed by the government are “favored” because of their high-profile connections.
Meanwhile, a number of family members of persons who have been missing for more than a year after illegal immigration attempts to Libya then to Italy also demonstrated outside the parliament. Some relatives attempted to storm the parliament, but security forces closed the gates.
The families previously demonstrated outside the Cabinet in January and tried to hold a sit-in. They demand information on the whereabouts of the migrants.
A small number of persons with special needs protested in the same area to demand government jobs; the law grants such people with 5 percent of all governmental jobs.
The Cabinet demonstrated its program to the House of Representatives Sunday to gain confidence.