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Egyptian boycott of fish, meat, and poultry enters 2nd week

Despite the decline in the price of meat in some governorates, Sohag has a strange insistence among butchers to sell a kg of local meat for 430LE.
02.05.24 | Source: Egypt Independent

Campaigns to boycott fish, meat, and poultry across Egypt have continued for the second week with the tagline “No to Chickens” spreading across social media after the “Let them rot” campaign launched in Port Said helped drop fish prices.

During its tour of Ezbet al-Burg in Damietta, Al-Masry Al-Youm monitored the impact of the boycott campaign, as the large market once crowded with citizens and merchants was quieted down, with almost empty fish boxes.

Merchants in Damietta responded to citizen demands to reduce prices.

A major fish merchant in Damietta, Rashad al-Bash, said that it was agreed to reduce fish prices by approximately 30 percent, adding that the prices of some types of fish have still increased due to the approaching Sham al-Nessim holiday.

One of the leaders of the groups calling for boycott campaigns, Mahmoud Abul-Hassan, said: “Despite the decline in the price of meat in some governorates, Sohag Governorate has a strange insistence amongst butchers to sell a kilogram of local meat at a price of LE430.”