Ain Shams University closed on Sunday  due to clashes
Ain Shams student protest front of the president office - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Students were barred from entering Ain Shams University on Sunday following clashes between students supporting and opposing the Muslim Brotherhood, said university spokesperson Dr. Ibrahim Magdy in a phone call to Min Gadeed talk show on the ONTV network.


Violence broke out following a Muslim Brotherhood rally that protested the detention of a student, he said.


“The university entrances were shut down to avoid more violence but students kept hurling stones from the outside,” Dr. Magdy told Min Gadeed.


Dr. Magdy blamed the Muslim Brotherhood, referring to the events as a “conspiracy,” and claimed foreign news agencies were present before the clashes erupted.


Protests by Muslim Brotherhood supporters against the July 3 ouster of Mohammed Morsi have continued throughout Egypt despite the beginning of the school year. 28 female students at the Fayoum Ain Shams school were suspended last week for protesting against the government’s dispersal of sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adaweya.


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