Dozens of Cairo University students managed to stage a protest in Tahrir Square for the first time since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a military coup on 3 July. The protest lasted for two hours before Egyptian security forces dispersed the protesters by attacking them with tear gas and cartridges.
The students chanted anti-coup slogans and demanded a return to legitimacy by reinstating Egypt’s democratically elected leaders and prosecuting those responsible for the massacres that have claimed the lives of hundreds of Egyptians. They also demanded releasing all political detainees from Egyptian prisons.
The protestors condemned the Interior Ministry’s practices and the anti-protest law that bans all demonstrations without a police approval, as well as the court’s recent decision to imprison 22 girls and young women in Alexandria. The protestors flashed the Rabaa Al-Adawiya four fingers sign and waved pictures of President Morsi.
Massive demonstrations are reported to have taken place across Egypt in solidarity with President Morsi and against the military coup which ousted him five months ago.