Two killed in land rent protest


03 July 1997


Two killed in land rent protest


Egyptian security forces fired on farmers in the south of the country. They
were protesting over a new law that would sharply raise the rent of agricultural
land. Forty-five were arrested. A 70-year-old farmer and 14-year-old boy were
killed.




  • Financial Times 03/07/97 page 36

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