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Egyptian workers protest for better pay

CAIRO (AP) - The protests continue in Egypt, despite the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. But instead of anti-Mubarak demonstrators in Cairo's central square, it's the country's ambulance drivers, policemen and other state workers, and they're demanding better pay.
Several hundred protesters from the state Youth and Sports Organization gathered in Tahrir Square today. Across the Nile River in the Giza district, hundreds of ambulance drivers staged a protest, parking dozens of ambulances on a roadside along the river.
In downtown Cairo, about 200 policemen demonstrated for a second day. And they also want to clear the name of the hated police, further tarnished by the deadly clashes between protesters and security forces.
The Central Bank of Egypt ordered banks across the country closed today following a strike by employees of the National Bank, the largest state bank.


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