The Supreme Council of Egypt's Armed Forces issued its fifth statement Monday in which it warned of continued protests which are causing the suspension of work in state bodies and other sectors. The army stressed that the protests should stop "in order to provide appropriate conditions for the management of the affairs of the country at this critical period."
The statement stressed that the armed forces are making efforts at this stage to maintain the internal and external security.
The army also referred to the current disturbances in the labor market, saying it "calls on citizens and professional unions and the labor unions to play their role fully." This came as stikes and sit-ins reported from severak regions of the country. Hundreds of employees demonstrated outside a branch of the Bank of Alexandria in central Cairo on Monday, urging their bosses to "leave, leave!". At least 500 people staged a wage protest outside the state television building.