Around 200 Kefaya activists, students, workers, and professionals staged a protest demo outside the Journalists' Syndicate in solidarity with the (sacked and punitively relocated) worker-activists from the Tanta Linen Company and the Mahalla Textile Company - on Monday night, December 1.
Meanwhile the worker-activists (from these two companies) who were sitting-in/sleeping-in at the headquarters of the Egyptian Trade Union Federation decided to suspend their protest - pending further negotiations.
A number of these same worker-activists took part in the protest demo outside the Journalists' Syndicate.
During this demonstration numerous activists held up placards and banners calling for - the reinstatement of the twelve workers from Mahalla and Tanta, the right to establish free and independent labor unions, improved wages, and a cessation of privatizations.
Other activists held up signs calling for the release of the imprisoned Bloggers Mohammad Adel & Mohammad Khairi; while others carried placards demanding the release of Egyptian activists who were arrested (weeks earlier) while organizing humanitarian aid convoys to the besieged Gaza Strip.