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February 8, 2023

Protests continue as Egypt’s military plans referendum

CAIRO – As Egypt’s military moves forward with a plan to enact constitutional reforms, protests continued Wednesday as the country adjusts to its new governing body. Military personnel dispersed about 200 protesters Wednesday outside a welding factory between Cairo and Alexandria, state media reported. The protesters blocked traffic for about half-an-hour, demanding better pay, better compensation for working longer hours and better treatment from management, CNN informs.

Meanwhile, the military has formed “an apolitical and independent constitutional committee” to propose constitutional reforms within 10 days, according to Wael Ghonim, an activist credited with spearheading the protests.


A CBS correspondent was brutally attacked Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the network said in a statement released Tuesday, CNN informs. Lara Logan, 39, was covering celebrations for a “60 Minutes” story, the network said, when a frenzied mob of about 200 people surrounded her, her crew and their security team. Separated from the others in the chaos, Logan was surrounded, beaten and sexually assaulted, the statement said.

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