CAIRO: Clashes erupted in several universities Tuesday after students organized protests denouncing violence used by security forces at Al-Azhar University in the past couple of days.
Clashes have erupted between students at Ain Shams University and security forces at Khalifa al-Mamoun Street after the latter fired excessive tear gas to disperse the protest.
Students fired flares and withdrew to the university surroundings, while security forces closed the main gates of Ain Shams Hospital.
In addition, clashes erupted at Cairo University between pro-Muslim Brotherhood students, cheering against the army and police, and students supporting the military-backed government, denouncing those cheers. Administrative security of Cairo University tried to control the situation.
Nahda Square and the surroundings of Cairo University witnessed an increased security presence on Tuesday morning, and a number of armored vehicles were stationed in front of the main gate of the university.
Furthermore, clashes erupted between students and security forces stationed around Asyut University after a march tried to move out of the university campus and head to Asmaa Allah al-Husseiny Square. Security forces fired tear gas to disperse them.
Security forces stationed in front of Mansoura University fired tear gas to disperse a march in front of Faculty of Medicine after students threw Molotov cocktails on one of the police vehicles.
Students broke through the gate of the Faculty of Medicine that separates the faculty from the campus.
Clashes erupted between students and security forces at Alexandria University’s Faculty of Engineering after students attempted to organize a march heading to block Abu Qeer Street. Security forces have dispersed the march with tear gas.
On the other hand, students at Al-Azhar University finished their protest inside the university’s campus.
Since the beginning of the academic year in September, several major universities have been the scene of demonstrations against the government and the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. Protests escalated regularly into deadly clashes with security forces and numerous students have been arrested.
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