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    Egyptian students clash with police as General Sisi announces plan to run for presidency


    by PressTV

    Another Day of Deadly Violence Hits Egypt.Pro Morsi students held a large protest in Cairo University where they chanted anti police and military slogans and called for the release of all political detainees.The protests quickly turned into clashes with police forces who in turn used tear gas to disperse the protesters.
    Rubber pellets were also used against the students causing the death of one student and a number of injuries.Two local reporters covering the protests were also injured.Student protests have been taking place regularly since the start of the academic year , often turning into deadly clashes between security forces and protesters. Last February the military-appointed government gave permission to heads of universities to call in security forces to disperse students demonstrations. On another front, the presidential elections race is underway in Egypt. Presidential Candidate Abdel Fatah El Sisi's Campaign delivered 200,000 endorsements to the Presidential Elections Committee backing Sisi's bid for nomination and thus completing the requirements needed to officially run in the race. The elections have been set for the 26th and 27th of May. Student Protests, clashes and casualties are continuing in Egypt while the country moves towards choosing the country's new leader but will anyone be able to stabilize the country and put an end to the turmoil of the last 3 years is what remains to be seen.