Islamist Students Demonstrate for Freedom
"State security is everywhere on campus. We have no freedom to do anything, the security services do not only target us religious Muslims, but everyone in our country's universities," said 24-year-old demonstrator Alaa Alam.
Says Al-Jaz: The students demanded the immediate release of all political detainees and urged the government to organise free elections starting on 8 November. The Muslim Brotherhood is officially illegal and could not field a candidate for the 7 September presidential election but is nevertheless expected to make a strong showing in the parliamentary polls, where its candidates run as independents. It was the first time the banned but tolerated movement organised a university protest under its name, rather than under the looser Islamist banner.