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Egypt students march against ruling SCAF

Hundreds of university students march to defence ministry in protest at military rule; route blocked by security barriers

Zeinab El Gundy, Tuesday 14 Feb 2012
Cairo university students protesting
Cairo university students protesting (Photo:Reuters)
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Hundreds of university students in Cario have marched to the defence ministry in protest at the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Students from Cairo, Ain Shams and Helwan Universities took part in the march on Tuesday.

Security barriers set up by military police prevented the students reaching the defence ministry building in Abbassiya, Cairo.

In a further development, students at Cairo University's engineering faculty have begun a sit-in against military rule as part of an ongoing student strike movement that began on 11 February.

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