Alexandria University dismisses students for protesting
Alexandria University - YOUM7/Ahmed Arab

CAIRO: The administration of the Faculty of Science at Alexandria University headed by Mohamed Ismail Abdo decided on Sunday to dismiss three students for protesting inside the faculty during the first semester.

The students have been dismissed from the faculty for two years for participating in various demonstrations inside the faculty.

The Faculty of Science at Alexandria University has investigated 13 students at the faculty over accusations of stalling the academic year, assaulting students and damaging parts of the faculty.

Since September 2013, many Egyptian universities witnessed clashes between protesting students and security forces. Clashes have been especially severe at Al-Azhar University, Cairo University and Alexandria University, where several deaths were reported over the last months.

Students sympathizing with the Muslim Brotherhood are continuously protesting the military-backed government and arrests of their colleagues, with the latest round of protests on this Sunday. Numerous students have been arrested and sentenced to jail for in some cases over 10 years.

Reporting by Mohamed al-Adawy.

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