University students protest Mubarak verdict

Student protests erupted in several universities across Egypt amid anger over a court decision to dismiss charges against former president Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising against him, reports Al Jazeera.

Several hundred students gathered in Cairo University last weekend to protest against the verdict, according to news reports and social media. Thousands of students also joined in a similar protest in Alexandria University, a source told Al Jazeera. Students also protested at Al-Azhar University and Zagazig University. The demonstrations last Sunday were generally peaceful, but news reports said at least 11 students had been arrested by security forces.

Earlier, a pro-revolution youth group had called for widespread protests against the government. On the Saturday night, at least two people were killed, as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to clear thousands of protesters from the streets of the Egyptian capital. Demonstrators scattered into side streets as security forces moved in break up the gathering, which began early on the Saturday evening near Tahrir square after the Mubarak verdict was announced.
Full report on the Al Jazeera site