Tourism, a top foreign currency earner, has suffered from the turmoil following the 2011 uprising that forced President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
Faten Abou Ali, a spokesman for the guides' union, says President Mohammed Morsi's new government is not paying attention to the industry.
About 150 guides gathered outside Cairo's Egyptian Museum Sunday. A spokeswoman for the guides, Gladys Haddad, says 40 attacks against guides were recorded over the last year, including harassment of women. Tourism officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
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