One killed as Islamist students and police clash in Cairo

Posted on the December 28th, 2013 under General News by admin

Al-Azhar University student supporter of Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mursi gestures during clashes with riot police and residents in CairoBy Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) – A student was killed on Saturday and scores were arrested when supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Egyptian police at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University, state media reported. Shaimaa Mounir, a student activist, told Reuters the dead student was Khaled El-Haddad, a supporter of the Islamist movement which has continued daily protests after the government designated it a terrorist organisation this week. State-run newspaper Al-Ahram said security forces fired teargas to disperse pro-Brotherhood students who were preventing their classmates from entering university buildings to take exams. Police arrested 101 students for possession of makeshift weapons including petrol bombs, the state news agency reported.



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