Date :Saturday, October 4th, 2014 | Time : 04:34 |ID: 17529 | Print

Students Against the Coup hold large protest in Cairo

SHAFAQNA – The Student Against the Coup movement in Egypt held a massive protest in Abdel Moneim Riad Square near Tahrir Square, Cairo, yesterday evening, following a week in which students condemned the high cost of living, subsidy cuts, power cuts, the disruption in the supply of drinking water, the low standard of living, declining level of services and the spread of sewage in the streets.

The movement also criticised the politicising of judicial rulings against anti-coup protesters and supporters of legitimacy, while the remnants of former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime and those who killed protesters received acquittals.

Participants chanted slogans against the coup and rejecting the military rule, as well as slogans in support of the legality of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and raised the four-finger Rabaa sign, demanding the punishment of the killer and current President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi who led the coup.

It is noteworthy that coup militias and security were deployed across the vicinity of the protest, but failed to disperse it in fear of the fury of the rebellious students, according to eyewitnesses.

The events came in response to an invitation by the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy and Reject the Coup, which called for Egyptians to go out and participate under the banner of “justice”.

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