Egypt police teargas protesting Al-Azhar students

The students chanted slogans against the arrest of their colleagues during recent pro-democracy protests on and outside campus.

Egypt police teargas protesting Al-Azhar students

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian police on Sunday fired teargas to disperse a protest by anti-coup Al-Azhar University students outside their dormitory compound in eastern Cairo.

The students chanted slogans against the arrest of their colleagues during recent protests on and outside campus.

The teargas firing forced the students to withdraw into the dormitory compound as security forces reopened traffic after the students briefly blocked it.

Since Egypt's academic year began in September, several of the country's universities have been rocked by demonstrations against the army's July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi.

Daily student rallies often escalate into confrontations with police.

Scores of students have been arrested and few killed during such clashes.

Al-Azhar University – a traditional stronghold of students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails – has seen the most violent protests.

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