CAIRO: Students staged a protest Wednesday inside Cairo University against the dropping of charges against former President Hosni Mubarak, and the acquittal of his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and his six aides over killing peaceful demonstrators during the January 25 Revolution, Youm7 reported.
The security forces closed the vicinity of Cairo University in Giza and the University administrative police closed the gates to prevent any attempt of entering the flares and any guns. The police forces opened fire in the air to disperse the protest.
Protesting students at Al-Azhar University lit flares inside the campus and were chanting against him, a witness told The Cairo Post.
The Egyptian General Attorney Hisham Barakat filed Tuesday a challenge against the acquittal verdicts at the Court of Cassation, the final court where any verdicts of crimes could be challenged.
At Helwan University, South of Cairo, dozens of students staged protests against the verdicts; media reports said clashes erupted between the protesters and pro-Mubarak students.
The pro-Muslim brotherhood National Alliance for Supporting Legitimacy issued Wednesday a statement calling for the retribution for the January 25 Revolution victims from Mubarak and others who were acquitted. The statement called for staging protests in the squares nationwide under title of “Retribution and Line-up.”
The 6 April movement is calling for mass demonstrations from Friday Dec. 5 until next Jan. 25, the fourth anniversary of 2011 revolution, in protest of the verdict, the movement announced Tuesday.