Helwan U. Students Protest “Interference” In Union Elections

Helwan University students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) opposition group and members of the “Resistance” student movement staged demonstrations on Monday against perceived interference in upcoming student union elections by the university administration and security apparatus.

Student protestors say the administration has already disqualified 100 MB-affiliated students from the list of electoral candidates.

In an effort to draw attention to perceived persecution on campus, demonstrating students carried a mock coffin on which was written “Student Union Elections.” Others symbolically bound their hands and mouths in protest.

MB-affiliated students at Ain Shams University in Cairo, meanwhile, said they planned to stage their own campus demonstration for the same reasons.

In a related development, officials at Cairo University announced that student union presidents and vice-presidents had already been selected for 11 faculties.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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