Chaos has also been reported in Alexandra, Port Said, Tanta, Mansoura, Sohag, and Suez.
The last president to take a firm stand against Israel was Dwight Eisenhower over the Suez Crisis, says historian Kai Bird.
But in July he joined the army backed government as the interim labor minister and has defended the breaking of the Suez strikes.
from Arabic as-suways, from Egyptian suan "beginning," in reference to the port at the head of the Red Sea. The modern Suez Canal opened in 1869.