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Anti-army protests staged at Egyptian universities

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 01:31

Oct.9 - Clashes erupt between university students and residents in the Egyptian city of Zagazig during a protest against the ousting of former President Mohamed Mursi. Sarah Toms reports

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Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters take to the streets of Egypt to protest against the army after deadly clashes over the weekend. Here students gather outside Zagazig University in Sharqia in defiance, chanting "Down with the military". The same scenes were repeated at Cairo's university campus. Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi urged them to gather after 57 people died and hundreds were wounded on Sunday. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED PRO-MURSI STUDENT OF ZAGAZIG UNIVERSITY, SAYING: "We are here to say no to oppression. Where is our president? Why are our colleagues and brothers dying? Where has legitimacy gone? Where is the constitution and democracy that they (anti-Mursi) are calling for? We keep dying and nobody cares. We are being humiliated and nobody cares. In the end, we will die and we know that nobody will help us. But, nevertheless, we will continue objecting to what is going on, we will object until we die, we will see our demands met or we'll die, we will stand our ground." But on Tuesday there was no security forces at Zagazig University, where Mursi had once taught. Instead students clashed with local residents who opposed the Muslim Brotherhood. Political tensions have gripped Egypt since the army ousted Mursi in July, installing an interim government. The authorities have promised fair elections soon, while cracking down hard on the Brotherhood Islamist organisation.

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Anti-army protests staged at Egyptian universities

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 01:31