Egyptian police fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of Islamist
protesters demonstrating near the Defense Ministry in Cairo on
Some 300 university students from the Muslim Brotherhood had
blocked a road near the ministry and chanted anti-police and -army slogans, the
state-run Al-Ahram website said.
“The police had to use water cannons and
tear gas after the students refused to open the street and leave,” Al-Ahram
wrote, adding that some protesters were arrested.
Police also fired tear
gas on Islamist student protesters from the state’s main university in the Nile
Delta city of Zakazik, deposed president Mohamed Morsi’s
Students supporting Morsi have been staging daily protests
inside and outside their universities since the start of the academic year in
September. At least 10 students have been killed during fighting with the
Meanwhile, Egyptian prosecutors began investigating Tuesday
night’s attack on the gas pipeline in Sinai. Since Egypt’s revolution in 2011,
the pipeline has been attacked numerous times, which caused the stoppage of
natural gas exports to Israel.
Reflecting the media frenzy led by
supporters of military chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, various consumer
products continue to be named after him.
“Here we go again. After the
Sisi sandwich, cake, cupcake, jewelry, cooking oil, etc., etc. Here come the
Sisi sugar,” the popular Egyptian blogger The Big Pharaoh tweeted on Wednesday.
He posted a picture of a Sisi sugar bag.
Separately, in an article on the
Egyptian Independent website last month, Ahmed al-Muslemany, presidential
spokesman for the interim government, wrote that while there are other important
world powers, the US “is still the most important superpower in the world
today.” He went on to call for the creation of an international Egyptian lobby, saying his nation needs a lobby like other countries have.
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