#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – May 20 – Clashes between security forces and Students Against the Coup (SAC) at Cairo University left one senior student from the Faculty of Engineering dead on Tuesday, according to Daily News Egypt.
The Ministry of Health said two students were injured and were transported to the university hospital.
Central Security Forces were based outside the university campus and did not storm the university.
They were deployed to “back the police force and secure the area,” said the commander who was leading the group of military.
Students were “arbitrarily arrested” students on campus and a number of “severe bird-shot injuries” were reported, Youssef said.
“Security forces fired at the students from a short range,” she said.
The female students began the protest on the women’s campus, headed to Mustafa Al-Nahas Street, then retreated to the female dorms when security forces showed up, Youssef said.
Ministry of Interior Spokesman Hany Abdel Latif said last week that security forces are not based on campus at any university – not even Al-Azhar.
Any protests inside universities will be dealt with once the university chairman allows forces inside, he said.
Daily News Egypt