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Student protests ongoing at Al-Azhar, 'surprise' move upcoming

Pro-Morsi student protesters at Al-Azhar University say they are planning a 'surprise' escalation Monday in ongoing action against what they deem a 'military coup' in Egypt

Ahram Online, Saturday 26 Oct 2013
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Pro-Morsi students demonstrate at Al-Azhar University's Faculty of Arabic Language on Saturday 26 October 2013. (Photo: Ahram)
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Students at Al-Azhar University in Cairo's Nasr City district staged what they called "anti-coup" demonstrations on campus Saturday as tensions rise between them and security forces.
 
Groups of students have been protesting what they call a "military coup" that toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. They reject the country's interim leadership and call for Morsi's reinstatement.
 
On Saturday, dozens of students protested at Al-Azhar's Faculty of Arabic Language, chanting slogans like "One word, always remember ... The soldiers will not rule us."
 
Meanwhile, the university closed down its administration building, where students had been protesting for a week, for "renovations," Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.   
 
Pro-Morsi students continue to vow more action. They announced on social media websites that they are planning "a surprise" move on Monday, saying it will be an escalation in their protest.
 
On 17 October, students' protests at Al-Azhar broke into violence when police intervened to disperse what they said was a non-peaceful demonstration. The interior ministry said in a statement that police only fired teargas at students after they rioted outside the university gates and blocked roads around campus to traffic.
 
At least seven students were arrested and a policeman was injured, according to security sources.
 
The university's student union, however, said that 30 students were arrested. 
 
Al-Azhar University belongs to Al-Azhar Institution, Egypt's highest Sunni-Islam authority. 
 
Mohamed Morsi was deposed by the armed forces 3 July after mass nationwide protests against his rule. The ouster was part of a roadmap agreed upon by many political forces, including Al-Azhar and the Coptic Church. 
 
Morsi's supporters, led by the Muslim Brotherhood from which he hails, have been protesting since, calling for his reinstatement.
 
Tensions have been building between pro-Morsi protesters and the police amid a crackdown by security forces on the Muslim Brotherhood, with hundreds killed or detained since pro-Morsi sit-ins were forcibly dispersed mid-August.
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very very critical
27-10-2013 04:54am
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Hooligans!!
Again those are not students, they are hooligans and should be treated as such!!!
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Aly Sadek..Toronto - Canada
27-10-2013 01:55am
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The Nation...
This is a point of no return for them...they will keep on and on and on...to save face...they may have been prepared for many occasions to happen..BUT...not their being ousted from power...all their life they lived on a lie of being good etc...but it was against their grain...finally their grain erupted....I still have a strong feeling that in spite of all of their catastrophic detrimental acts, there is still hope for Egypt--- sometimes in the future.....after hell breaks lose I wonder WHY so far, no one had gone to interview the criminal heads of the MB to see why and how they can justify those acts? even if they deny them, they cannot deny them enough.....they will expose themselves more by giving unreliable excuses.
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Farid
26-10-2013 09:21pm
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Surprise FOR students
I would like to propose simple solution for University. Since students staging protest during classes time, best option is to submit question on coming exams from subjects which were studied when students were protesting. Think it will be best lesson of life for them, to focus on study, not on initiating chaos.
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Farid
26-10-2013 07:50pm
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Surprise FOR students
I would like to propose simple solution for University. Since students staging protest during classes time, best option is to submit question on coming exams from subjects which were studied when students were protesting. Think it will be best lesson of life for them, to focus on study, not on initiating chaos.
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David
26-10-2013 07:13pm
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Really
I hope they dont tell any one so it will stay a surprise.
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John
26-10-2013 06:55pm
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Well com
Students of azhar have rights to the speak again coup and the country further. Those students are future rulers of Egypt. Not bloody army.
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Allen
26-10-2013 06:18pm
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These Losers will never have a job in their life.
So just expell them from school now, and save the money for worth while projects. Like building more jails where they really belong.
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Abrar
26-10-2013 05:00pm
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Egyptian military is a Nazi entity, It should be disbanded
They are the modern Nazis.
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