Azhar students besiege university's administrative building

Al-Azhar University students staged fresh protests on Tuesday, some of them besieged the university's administrative building.

Azhar students besiege university's administrative building

World Bulletin / News Desk

Anti-coup students at Egypt's Al-Azhar University staged fresh protests on Tuesday, one day after violent clashes with police.

Students besieged the university's administrative building and staged demonstrations outside the campus.

Protesters flashed the now-iconic bright yellow "Rabaa sign" in memory of the hundreds of demonstrators killed in mid-August during the violent dispersal of two protest camps in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

On Monday, clashes broke out between police and student protesters when the latter poured out of the Azhar University campus and set out for Cairo's nearby Rabaa al-Adawiya Square.

The Interior Ministry blamed protesting students for the clashes, accusing them of blocking roads and hurling stones at passing cars.

The demonstrators describe Morsi's July 3 ouster by the army as an unconstitutional military coup and are highly critical of the religious leaders who publicly sanctioned the move.

The student protests come one week before the beginning of Morsi's scheduled trial. The ousted president faces charges – which supporters insist are politically motivated – of inciting the killing of demonstrators outside the presidential palace last December.

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