Police disperse students protest outside Azhar University

Thursday 30-10-2014 11:14 AM
Police disperse students protest outside Azhar University

CAIRO, Oct 29 (Aswat Masriya) - Police forces dispersed on Wednesday a rally staged by female students "supporting the Muslim Brotherhood" outside Azhar University campus, an eyewitness said.

Dozens of student staged a protest demanding that the dorms be opened and that the university administration drops its decision to allow the police inside campus to secure it.

The academic year has witnessed violence in different univeriesties since its start on October 11.

A law student at the University of Alexandria was reported dead last Tuesday due to wounds sustained during on-campus violence during the first week of the year.

University campuses have witnessed unprecedented violence throughout the past academic year, with at least 16 students killed amid on-campus protests, according to the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression's Student Observatory.

The pro-Mohamed Mursi "Students against the coup" movement has been organising protests against the former Islamist president's military ouster throughout the past academic year as well as this year. Protests have often devolved into clashes with security forces.

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