Protests resume across university campuses in Egypt
Al-Azhar University clashes - YOUM7/Saied Rabie

CAIRO: Students protested in universities across Egypt Tuesday, in a continuation of campus demonstrations that have been ongoing since last semester.

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood students at Al-Azhar University used fireworks to target administrative buildings while chanting slogans against the army and police, reported Youm7.

Their protests demanded for administrators to release detained students, while some held banners depicting the names of imprisoned colleagues.

In Helwan University, a pro-Brotherhood students marched across campus, burning tires and shooting off fireworks while raising the four-finger Rabaa al-Adaweya sign.

Security forces intensified their presence on-campus and remained adamant about checking student identification cards.

Security forces fired teargas on students protesting in Minya University, and clashes also erupted between protesters and university security at the University of Mansoura, according to Veto Gate.

Protests have been taking place in universities across Egypt since last semester, with the original demand being the reinstatement of former President Mohamed Morsi. The demands of students have evolved to include requests that all detained students be released.

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