University protests devolve into violent clashes with security
YOUM7/Emad Abdelrahman
By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: University demonstrations on Sunday demanding the release of detained students turned violent when protesters and security forces clashed at Cairo University and Al-Azhar University.

The Faculty of Engineering in Cairo University witnessed violent clashes between engineering students after alleged Brotherhood supporters chanted against military forces during their march on the campus. The protesting students broke the locks of the backdoor of the faculty while their protest march was leaving the faculty to protest on the campus, reported Youm7.

The student demonstrators protested on campus, and when administrative security forces opened the campus gates, they moved off campus to cut off the main road leading to Giza Square. The protesters halted traffic, which resulted in skirmishes between the protesters and bus drivers.

At Al-Azhar University, protesters also clashed with security forces on campus after a number of students attempted to demolish the “segregation wall” separating the campus from the student housing city, according to Youm7.

Outside the university, protesting female students tried to assault a military car while blocking Yusuf Abbas Street.

A source in the Dakahlia Security Directorate said that security forces detained 8 students for participating in the riots that erupted Sunday in Mansoura University, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

The clashes erupted when security forces stormed the campus to disperse the protesters who attempted to bring their protest outside the university, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm reporter.

Additional reporting by Sayyed Rabea, Nada Salem, and Wael Rabeae.

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