Egypt students rally in support of Morsi

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected head of state, was deposed by the military on July 3 after mass protests against his presidency

Egypt students rally in support of Morsi

World Bulletin/News Desk

Students staged rallies in several Egyptian provinces on Wednesday to denounce what they call the July 3 "military coup" against elected President Mohamed Morsi.

Students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood at Zagazig University in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya organized three demonstrations to demand Morsi's reinstatement.

Clashes later broke out between Brotherhood-affiliated students and their political rivals, resulting in a handful of minor injuries.

According to sources at the scene, two students were treated on the spot for injuries.

Islamist students also protested in Mansoura University in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya against the "military coup" and against new powers granted to university guards to arrest students on campus.

Students also performed prayers for the hundreds of pro-Morsi demonstrators killed by security forces since the Islamist president's ouster by the military more than two months ago.

They also held a fair for what they said were products of Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, the site of a seven-week pro-Morsi protest crushed by security forces last month.

Skirmishes were also reported in Alexandria University during a rally staged by pro-Morsi students to demand the release of detained colleagues.

In Menoufiya University, meanwhile, clashes broke out between pro-Brotherhood and pro-military students.

Students also staged a demonstration in Beni Sueif University to protest the arrest of two classmates during a Monday rally against arrest powers granted to campus security personnel.

Another rally was held by female students at the Ain Shams School in Fayoum province south of Cairo to protest what they called "interference" by security forces in a pro-democracy march one day earlier.

Two other protests were organized in the Nile Delta province of Qalioubiya by students calling themselves "Youth against the coup." They called for Morsi's reinstatement and condemned a recent court ruling dissolving Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

On Monday, a Cairo court ordered the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood Society and the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood group and all affiliated bodies, along with the confiscation of all the group's properties and financial assets.

Scores of women and female students, meanwhile, staged a rally in northern Cairo's Shubra al-Kheima district, bringing traffic in the area to a standstill.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected head of state, was deposed by the military on July 3 after mass protests against his presidency.

The unconstitutional change of government is described by the ousted president's backers as a "military coup," while supporters of the move call it a military-backed "popular uprising."

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Eylül 2013, 21:13

Muhammed Öylek

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