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Another day of violence at Egyptian universities

Muslim Brotherhood students clash with police in Cairo and Assiut; protests in Zagazig

Ahram Online, Monday 23 Dec 2013
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Security forces and pro-Muslim Brotherhood students once again clashed at a number sites across Egypt on Monday.

Students from Ain Shams University threw stones at the security forces outside the defence ministry in Cairo. They responded with teargas, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

There were similar clashes in Assiut where security forces used teargas to disperse a march by pro-Brotherhood students. Traffic jams were reported in the area.

The dean of the pharmacy at Zagazig University was struck on the head by pro-Brotherhood students demanding the release of fellow students arrested following clashes on campus last month. Students from arts and education, engineering and pharmacy faculties took part in the protest.

Police gathered at the university gates but did not intervene.

Hundreds of students demonstrated outside the walls of the university waving pictures of former president Mohamed Morsi and demanding the immediate release of their colleagues.

Earlier today, clashes took place between pro-Brotherhood students and the police at Al-Azhar University.

At the three universities, protesters demanded the release of all students arrested at earlier protests and justice for those killed by police.

Pro-Morsi protests have taken place at a number of campuses across the country since the start of term in September.

Al-Azhar University has witnessed violent clashes between security forces and students in recent weeks.

In September, a proposal by the Supreme Council of Universities to grant powers of arrest to university security guards stirred controversy.

The interim cabinet sidestepped the proposal, which had sparked fears of a return to a policy of intimidating politically active students.

Police have repeatedly entered university campuses to disperse clashes and protests in recent months.

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24-12-2013 11:30am
Egypt is a tyranny
Well all these protests must mean something, and that is that MB still has a substantial support among the population which cannot be sidelined.
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24-12-2013 04:50am
This is serving no purpose!!
And so I am going to say this one more time..They need to assign security members to go around taking names of students protesting & disrupting classes & exams..Those students then need to be escorted off campus, they do not belong there, they are not there to learn.. Their parents need to be notified that their child will not be permitted to take exams to make up what they REFUSED to take. Also since they have shown they are not serious about their education or future there will be no refunds on tuitions & they should not be allowed to return to school on any campus in Egypt..They do not care about their education so why should anyone else care. If they really & truly cared about their future, their education & spending their parents hard earned money they would not be wasting the opportunity they have. There are more deserving kids who would love to have the chance to go to university & better themselves but who cannot afford the opportunity that these so callded "students" are throwing away so carelessly..All they are doing is disrupting & causing chaos for those who truly want an education & better future. This is NOT FAIR to the students who are there to learn. This has gone on long enough & it is time to stop bending over backwards to please these so called "students". Throw them out & be done..
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23-12-2013 08:06pm
Politically Active Students
Should not be on campus grounds disrupting classes for others that are there to get an education. Right not they are not protesting anyhing that has to do the Universities, that are doing illegal protest just as if they were walking down the street asking for something that is not going to happend.. get over it, vote for a change, protesting is not gett anywhere and it is crippling your country. Period.
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