A student protest group opposed to the Egyptian government has vowed a surprise during protests planned on Thursday as demonstrations condemning the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsy by the current regime continue at universities across the republic.
“The students’ uprising against the regime will move beyond universities,” said Mahmoud al-Azhary, a member of Students Against the Coup.
“Protests on Monday and Tuesday have largely managed to deliver a message to the world that students had not kneeled to injustice and are proceeding towards the fall of the repressive regime”, he said in press statements Wednesday.
“Thursday will mark the end of a heating student week through new surprises prepared by the students for the regime,”Azhary added, vowing that the upcoming protest events will exhaust security forces.
A number of students have been killed and others jailed over clashes with security at various universities across the country following protests condemning the ouster of Morsy by incumbent president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi last year.
Students staged 209 protests throughout October, 185 of which took place at 25 universities, according to a report by the Egypt-based International Development Center’s Democracy Index.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm