Female Brotherhood students of Al-Azhar University on Wednesday staged a vigil at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, demanding the release of their imprisoned colleagues. The vigil coincided with the hearing of the appeal of Al-Azhar students sentenced to five years in prison. “Down with the military rule, down with the rule of Sisi,” was among the slogans the students chanted against the army and the police.
They held banners with the Rabaa sign and the names of the imprisoned students. Security personnel closed the gates of the Faculty of Islamic Studies to secure the students and the professors, while armored vehicles patrolled the area in anticipation of riots.