CAIRO: Marches by pro-Muslim Brotherhood students at Cairo University cut off the roads in the neighboring area on Tuesday, protesting the death of a colleague during Monday clashes with police, according to Youm7.
The students set fire to trees, hurled flames and chanted anti-police slogans before they returned to Cairo University to resume the protest.
During Monday clashes, Mohamed Adel, a student in the Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Thought, was shot dead. Conflicting reports as to who killed him were circulated.
The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy called on Sunday in a statement for “a fresh week of non-violent defiance and a huge revolutionary Monday in solidarity with the detainees and martyrs’ families.”
Meanwhile, scores of female pro-Muslim Brotherhood students at Al Azhar University’s Faculty of Islamic Studies began gathering in preparation for a march within the campus. The students were seen raising banners of the four-fingers Rabaa al-Adaweya sign.
Additionally, security forces reinforced their presence in the neighborhood of Al Azhar University and prevented students from cutting off Al-Azhar Street, security sources told Youm7.
The students were protesting the expulsion of their colleagues.
The sources add that the bomb squads combed the area near Al-Azhar University with explosive detectors and sniffing dogs in anticipation of possible bombs.
Pro-Muslim Brotherhood (MB) students at Mansoura University chanted anti-army slogans in front of the entrance to the University’s Faculty of Law, before clashing with other students.
Four students were injured in the subsequent stone and flame throwing, two of whom are in critical condition, medical sources told Youm7.
In Helwan University, dozens of pro-Muslim Brotherhood students protested against the presidential candidacy of Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, security sources told Youm7.
Reporting by Hany Mohamed, Wael Rabie’, Nada Selim and Ismail Refaat.