AUC Students Protest to Demand Divestment from Israel-Linked Firms


Students at the American University of Cairo (AUC) staged demonstrations on 22 April urging the university administration to sever ties with corporations accused of supporting the Israeli occupation, a joint Instagram post by the Egyptian Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement and the Anthropology Sociology Egyptology Association (ASE) explains. The two companies in question are information and technology company Hewlett-Packard (HP) and insurance company AXA, the post reveals. The protests, occurring multiple times over the past few days, come in light of Palestine Week –– a cultural event organised by the student-run Al-Quds Club at the main campus in New Cairo. “[The students] demanded that the university administration cut ties with these entities and commit to boycotting companies listed by the BDS movement following a seminar organised in Ewart Hall in the university’s Tahrir campus amidst security crackdowns,” the post explained. Despite interruptions by campus security, one student managed to take the stage and read a statement on behalf of students, alumni, and faculty members. The statement called on the university administration to promptly terminate connections with AXA and HP and any other Israel-linked entities; ensure full financial transparency in…

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