With Egypt's presidential elections to be held on May 23 and 24, many political groups are not in favor of the idea of a "consensus president," especially after hearing unconfirmed news that stated Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil El-Araby was running for the post.
A consensus president is one chosen by Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and agreed upon by the rest of the political powers in the parliament without democratic elections involving the masses.
A number of AUC security guards have complained of unfair pay for overtime work while protecting the university during Mohammed Mahmoud Street clashes last November.
Despite the EGP 2000 raise that 280 security guards received in recognition of their efforts, security personnel remain unsatisfied with how the basic salary and overtime were calculated given the exceptional circumstances and difficult working conditions.
During the clashes, AUC's Tahrir campus was officially closed to students and staff alike.
I was shaken. My mind awakened alarmingly at the scenes shown before my eyes, and rooted into rows of old pages left untouched for years in my memory. I remembered the story my grandmother used to tell me of her family forced to leave their home in the Palestinian town of El-Led due to the 1948 Israeli deportation operations.