CAIRO: Clashes between Cairo University students and Falcon private security guards took place Sunday shortly after demonstrations demanding the release of arrested students, Youm7 reported.
The clashes started by the faculty of science, and spread to other areas on campus. Two guards were reported to be injured during the clashes, and one student was arrested with 30 fireworks like those that had been used during demonstrations.
The students claimed to be affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, and reportedly threw stones on cars parked inside the university headquarters, causing a number of casualties according to Youm7.
On Sunday, the cassation court upheld a verdict that sentenced an engineering student to three years in jail for having joined a terrorist group, as well as participating in demonstrations and riots inside the university.
Demonstrations and clashes routinely take place inside Egypt’s universities including Cairo, Al-Azhar, Helwan and Ain Shams universities. Before the beginning of the new academic year, the government banned any political activity inside universities or schools including by teachers and university professors.