CAIRO: The student union of Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Science decided Sunday to suspend classes Monday until the faculty is secured from security forces.
The student union issued a statement Monday that said the decision to suspend classes was agreed upon by the faculty’s dean.
The student union said they will send representatives from the union to attend the faculty’s council so that their demands, which includes securing the faculty, are represented.
Clashes erupted Sunday at different universities across Egypt amid an excessive presence of security forces attempting to control the situation by firing tear gas, reported Youm7.
The student union of the Engineering Faculty at Ain Shams University organized a human chain Monday to reject recent violations by security forces inside university campuses, according to a Sunday statement from the union.
“The universities turned a place of knowledge into security camps, where extortion, detention and murder are allowed,” read the statement, arguing that the security forces’ actions are a “desperate attempt to recall the old security grip to oppress students.”
The union’s Facebook page published Saturday a video of security forces attacking Ain Shams University campus, where students appeared to be running away from tear gas fired by the forces.
On Sunday a state of back and forth took place after clashes erupted between protesting students and others within the vicinity of Ain Shams University, reported Youm7. Both sides threw stones at the other and fired fireworks.
Another march started from outside the building of the Dentistry Faculty, where they repeated chants against the army and the police.