GHARBIA, Egypt: Dozens of Egyptian villagers gathered outside a school in Gharbia, a governorate in Nile Delta, to protest the punishment of students for chanting a pro-military song on Wednesday.
Eight teachers, allegedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, in Meet al-Serag village, al-Mahalla, reportedly prohibited some students from practicing the school morning exercises where they raise the Egyptian flag and sing the national anthem.
The students of Mogama’ el-Madares el-Motakamla were reportedly chanting the song ‘Teslam el Ayady,’ or ‘bless the hands,’ a song that was written to praise the army after ousting Former President Mohamed Morsi.
Parents of the schoolchildren mobbed the school in order to assault the teachers who punished the students.
Mayor el-Sayed al-Hayes contacted General Alaa Amar, from el-Mahala police station, to send security forces to the scene and disperse the angry crowd.