Egypt saw 1,044 protests in February: Report

Egypt was rocked by a total of 1,044 protests in the past month of February, a new report showed on Monday.

Egypt was rocked by a total of 1,044 protests in the past month of February, a new report showed on Monday.

CAIRO – Egypt was rocked by a total of 1,044 protests in the past month of February, a new report showed on Monday.

"Economic and social demands dominated the protests," the Democracy Index of the Cairo-based International Development Center said in the report.

According to the report, February had seen some 571 labor protests.

The Index said that some 346 protests had been staged by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails.

February also saw 61 protests staged by security personnel, according to the report.

The Democracy Index said that Fridays – the favorite day for pro-democracy supporters to stage demonstrations – had registered the highest number of protests and that Cairo had seen 144 protests – the highest number of protests in any Egyptian province.

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