Nubian protesters to continue sit-in against sale of Toshka land in Egypt's Aswan

Not less than 150 Egyptian Nubians continued their sit-in for the second consecutive day on the Abu Simbel-Aswan highway in Aswan governorate as security forces refused to allow them entry to Toshka to protest against the sale of land there to non-Nubians.  

On Saturday, a group of Egyptian Nubian activists organised a convoy called "The Nubian Return Caravan" where Nubians from all over the country headed in 25 buses to Toshka and Forkund villages to start a sit-in against a presidential decree to allocate land in both villages for investment development.

"The sit-in will continue despite the attempts of security to disperse it," Mohamed Azamy, the head of the Nubian Union and one of the "caravan" organisers, told Ahram Online from the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan.

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