ISNA: Owners and workers of shops catering to tourism in southern Egyptian have held a sit-in to demand that Nile River cruise ships dock in their town.
More than 200 people held the sit-in Thursday in Isna s hospital, including 25 who went on a hunger strike.
They have sent messages to the government protesting recent route changes that only allow cruise ships to dock in Isna for 15 minutes. They say that doesn t give tourists enough time to come to their shops.
Cruise ships used to dock for several hours in Isna while waiting to pass through locks at a dam on the Nile.
Isna, located just north of Luxor, is home to the Temple of Khnum. It was built during the reign of Thutmose III who ruled Egypt from 1479-1425 B.C.