Egypt govt denies asking al-Sisi to stop student protests

Anti-coup protests continue rocking several universities throughout the country since the academic year began in September.

Egypt govt denies asking al-Sisi to stop student protests

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Egyptian interim government has denied media reports about a request for army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to intervene to stop student protests at universities.

A local newspaper reported that Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim had asked al-Sisi to intervene to stop daily protests on campus.

The newspaper claimed that Defense Minister al-Sisi rejected the demand unless there was an official request from the government.

"This report is untrue and is totally a fabrication," cabinet spokesman Sherif Shawqi said.

He appealed to media outlets and citizens "to ignore such reports which aim to create confusion".

Pro-democracy protests have rocked several universities throughout the country since the academic year began in September.

The most violent student protests have been witnessed at Al-Azhar University, where the academic year began earlier this week after having been postponed by almost one month.

Last Mod: 25 Ekim 2013, 14:16
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