Right after the winner of the election was announced, someone picked up a chair and started beating a security guard on the head. I’ve studied and graduated from GUST, and I have never voted but once in elections because it was mostly fake promosies from student parties and way too much drama.
The security guard got treatment and was taken to the hospital soon after. The student responsible should be immediately expelled in my opinion if he is found guilty and the university should take action as soon as possible to show a strong example that it’s unacceptable to act barbaric, of all places, a university, a place of education.
I heard two days ago there was a similar fight at Kuwait University. Why must we always revert to physical conflict and harm? Whatever happened to proper debate and respecting all parties?
You can see how aggressive students are with student parties here: What Elections Look Like at GUST
Some tweets from the incident:
This is an article extract from the fight that happened in Kuwait University few days ago, it was in a bigger scale but better controlled and no blood was shed before guards controlled the situation. Click on the image to expand.