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Egypt: Students demand freedom for jailed colleagues

Protests continued across Egyptian university campuses last week, as revolutionary activists organised rallies in commemoration of the battle of Mohamed Mahmoud Street in 2011 and mobilised in solidarity with jailed colleagues. A march organised by the “Revolutionaries” coalition in Cairo on the anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud protests drew thousands into the streets. The clashes…

Egypt: Military crackdown targets universities

Egyptian universities have witnessed a new wave of repression in recent weeks, as the country’s military rulers attempt to quell student protests. Riot police stormed Al-Azhar University in Cairo to crush demonstrations in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi on 30 October. Alexandria, Cairo, Ain Shams and Mansoura Universities have also witnessed waves of protest…

Egypt: Army’s call to crush terrorism divides revolutionaries

Egyptian Army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s call for massive protests against terrorism on 26 July has won wide support with many independent unions endorsing the demonstrations. The April 6 Youth Movement and the Revolutionary Socialists, along with activists in the Constitution Party’s student groups have rejected al-Sisi’s appeal. The demonstrations come after two weeks of tension…