CAIRO: Students organized protests in front of the Faculty of Medicine at Al-Azhar University Wednesday and chanted anti-police slogans and fired fireworks while security forces used teargas, reported Youm7.
Students, allegedly supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood, set fire to the office of security personnel near the Faculty of Education, burning it entirely. No injuries were reported.
Traffic along Nasr Road was blocked when student protesters exited the university and took to the streets, resulting in a police chase. Female students also blocked off Youssef Abbas Road near Al-Azhar University.
In Asyut’s branch, students burned a bus that belonged to the university during their protests. They also surrounded the general secretariat building for over an hour and a half.
Student protesters were denouncing the exams schedule and chanted slogans against the police and army.
Additional reporting by Ismail Refaat, Nada Selim and Haitham el-Badry.