Students chanted protests against the army and police as the new academic year in Egypt got off to a testy beginning
On campus in Egypt, a heavy security clampdown
At Cairo University’s campus, new, black steel walls have gone up. A private security firm has put up surveillance cameras. Guards have bomb-detection devices. Just outside, heavily armed riot police have permanent positions.
Private security companies to guard 9 universities
CAIRO, Sept 24 (Aswat Masriya) – Minister of Higher Education Sayed Abdel Khalek hired a private security company to guard nine public universities during the coming academic year, the cabinet announced on Wednesday.
University Students vow to return for more protests despite security threats
President of Cairo University Gaber Nassar said in a TV show Tuesday that the university partnered with a security company to provide security dogs and devices to detect bombs inside the university. Nassar also claimed that the university is currently fortifying the campus borders with huge tin plates, to prevent …
In search of security – Private security firms are on the rise, but are they substitutes for the police?
A recent statement by the Ministry of Interior on March 11 announced that private security companies would be used to secure football matches at stadiums across Egypt in response to pressure from the Ultras football fan group.