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Security Forces Clash With Protesting High School Students in Downtown Cairo

Security Forces Clash With Protesting High School Students in Downtown Cairo

 

Egypt’s security forces dispersed protests held on Monday in downtown Cairo by high school students demanding the removal of the education minister.

According to eyewitnesses, the security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protest.

Although the protests commenced in front of the Ministry of Education earlier in the day, the students escaped into various side streets in downtown upon being dispersed by security forces.

The students are calling from the removal of education minister Al-Helali Al-Sherbini due to the minister’s decision to postpone public high school exams after several exams were leaked earlier this month.

Facebook page “Shawming’s Cheats for High School Exams” had posted the questions and model answers of the Arabic language exam 20 minutes into the start of the test. The questions and model answers for the religion examination were also posted before the exam began, leading the Ministry of Education to cancel it.

Members of the Egyptian parliament held the Minister of Education Al Helali Al Sherbini responsible for the leak incident in a hearing following the exam leak. They called for summoning and questioning the minister, while some deputies demanded his resignation.

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