***image1***On 26 November, Cairo University students organized a demonstration in protest of the ongoing siege of Gaza. The action was violently suppressed by Egyptian police.
In downtown Cairo, Egyptian students held a mass march and demonstration, calling for an end to the siege on Gaza. According to press reports, a 600 strong state police force attacked the demonstration, clashing with 300 students. Police violently beat people with batons in an attempt to break up the protest.
The Egyptian government is keen to crush protest against both its policies and that of the Occupation. Similar actions in solidarity with the Palestinians have been violently put down, solidarity activists beaten and arrested, and attempts by Egyptian opposition groups to send supplies to the beleaguered Strip have been aborted by the Mubarak regime.
Photos: Ahmad Abdel Fattah