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    More than 250,000 of Egypt's university students returned to classes on Saturday (3 February), ending a four-week enforced break which began when the country's five universities were closed after student unrest.

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    More than 250,000 of Egypt's university students returned to classes on Saturday (3 February), ending a four-week enforced break which began when the country's five universities were closed after student unrest.

    The students went back to studies with a strict warning from President Anwar Sadat that he would not tolerate anymore anti-Government demonstrations. He warned that those who sought to stir up student unrest would be punished.

    The Egyptian leader closed the universities on 3 January to prevent further disturbances after students clashed with riot police in the streets of Cairo.

    As the students resumed classes, councils of the five universities met to decide how best to guarantee an end to anti-Government protests on campus.

    The student resumption went off peacefully. A small squad of police was held in reserve near Cairo University, but they were not needed.

    SYNOPSIS: Cairo University, scene of violence just over a month ago, was back to normal again on Saturday hen students returned to their classes after an enforced four-week vacation. The university, along with Egypt's four others, was closed on January the third by President Anwar Sadat after students clashed with riot police. The return to studies was a peaceful one.

    The students went back with a strict warning from President Sadat that he would not tolerate anymore anti-Government demonstrations. In a message to the nation last week, he warned that those who sought to stir up student unrest would be punished. Newsmen were allowed to take pictures of the students walking to their classes, but were asked not to talk to them.

    The students were soon back at work in their classrooms. At the same time, councils of the five universities were meeting elsewhere to decide how best to guarantee an end to anti-Government campus protests.

    The council meetings were expected to concern themselves particularly with ways of preventing outside agitators from infiltrating student ranks. A report said one of the possibilities included a ban on unofficial or spontaneous student seminars, with such meetings being allowed only at the headquarters of the student unions. Egypt has more than two hundred-and-fifty-thousand university students.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EFWHHJQOYRO4HEA18QAQ7VID
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EFWHHJQOYRO4HEA18QAQ7VID
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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