Students continue protests against university administrations

Student protests against university administrators continued on Wednesday at universities across Egypt, with clashes erupting at a number of sites.

At Cairo University’s School of Medicine, students organized a protest to denounce an attack on fifth-year student Amr Ibrahim by an assistant lecturer who had slapped him. The protest ended after the assistant lecturer apologized to Ibrahim.

At Cairo University’s main campus, students accused members of the university’s administrative campus security team of attacking them during a sit-in outside the university’s dome on campus, where they called for the resignation of the university president. The students accused one of the security members of injuring a disabled student and tearing his clothes.

The students were protesting to demand the removal of University President Hossam Kamil and the Faculty of Information Dean Sami Abdel Aziz. They also criticized the interference of the military police in university affairs. A group of Journalists’ Syndicate members, along with members of the 9 March Movement and the 25 Revolution Youth Coalition, joined the protest in support of students’ demands.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between candidates running in student union elections at Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Commerce, causing the elections to be halted for over two hours. The clashes resulted in a number of injuries and fainting among the students.

Students at Helwan University decided to halt their ten-day protest for a period of three days. The students were protesting to demand the resignation of university administrators and the election of a new administration.

Protests also continued at Mansoura University’s Damietta branch as students demanded that their dean resign and that studies resume.

Dozens of Nile University students organized a protest on Wednesday outside the cabinet building to demand that classes resume after their second-semester classes were disrupted.

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