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Egypt’s Army Protects Ministry From Protesters, Mena Reports

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Egyptian troops surrounded the Interior Ministry building to prevent protesting policeman and civilian employees who are demanding salary increases from storming it, Egypt’s Middle East News Agency said today.

The protesters are also demanding increased health benefits, it said. Interior Minister Mansour El-Essawy met with the demonstrators and promised to study their demands and to work to solve their problems, Mena said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mariam Fam in Cairo at mfam1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

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