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Mass. companies move to protect employees as violence rages in Egypt

The Egyptian stock market fell sharply when it reopened on Sunday as violence continued.
The Egyptian stock market fell sharply when it reopened on Sunday as violence continued.Louafi Larbi/Reuters

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As protesters, government forces, and others continue to clash in Cairo following the military takeover, officials at Hopkinton-based EMC Corp. are drawing on lessons learned during the beginning of the Arab Spring, in 2011, to keep employees in Egypt safe.

All EMC employees in Egypt are working remotely from home for the time being, and the company has increased security around its facility in Cairo, spokeswoman Christine Carosella said.

EMC is one of several companies with operations in Egypt that are taking steps to protect employees from the extreme violence that has broken out between the military-led government and supporters of the deposed Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted from power in July.

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