Bus drivers and other public transport employees in Egypt have gone on strike as spreading labor turbulence adds momentum to mass protests calling for President Hosni Mubarak's ouster.
Ali Fatouh, a bus driver in Cairo says buses were locked in the garages and won't be moved "until we achieve our demands," which include salary increase. He says organizer is calling on all 62,000 carrying employees to take part.
A number of buses were still seen on the streets early Thursday and it's not right away clear how prevalent the strike is.
Other than the exertion comes as an uprising that began Jan. 25 has unleash public rage over widespread scarcity and low salary amid reports that Mubarak's family has collective vast wealth.
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