Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Muslim Student Demonstration

Several thousand members of the Muslim Brotherhood student's association from all over Egypt assembled in the capital yesterday and demonstrated at Cairo University. Among the demands were political reforms, free elections to student unions and cheaper text-books. Sandmonkey has noted that the demonstration were "Islamic Style": the students marched in separate columns for men and women.

Police intervention: Seven student leaders were arrested, a police officer told AP. Late Tuesday, the organizers could not confirm this. Earlier in the day, they complained that the police had detained 100 students on their way to Cairo. A police officer said cars with students had been stopped and that the students were asked to return home but were not detained.

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