CAIRO: Clashes erupted bewtween security forces and pro-Muslim Brotherhood students at Al-Azhar University Monday, and armored Central Security Forces vehicles entered Alexandria University to confront clashes there, Youm7 reported.
A source told Youm7 that the CSF vehicles entered Alexandria University upon request from the university president. The vehicles entered the campus to break up clashes that had broken out between students and administrative security forces.
Meanwhile, the surroundings of the Faculty of Medicine at Al-Azhar University witnessed major clashes between the security forces and the students.
Security forces and ambulances were deployed on campus and surrounded a group of students who took cover at the Faculty of Medicine at Al-Azhar University.
In the meantime, the Faculty of Agriculture at Al-Azhar University also witnessed clashes between students and on-campus security forces. The security forces fired tear gas to disperse the protest.
As a result, numerous cases of asphyxiation in the student’s exams committees in the Faculty of Agriculture resulted from the tear gas, as well as other protesting students.
One of the students was injured in the head with birdshots during the clashes.
Further, a group of students set fire to a car belonging to Professor Gaber Mohamed of the Faculty of Agriculture at Al-Azhar University. The students cut off Mostafa el-Nahass Road, according to Al-Watan news.
Students were protesting the 683 death sentences against members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Minya Criminal Court, and demanded an end to the ‘military coup’ that took place last July and the return of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Additionally, clashes erupted between security forces and students at Asyut University in front of Omar Makram Square.
The students marched out into the square in protest of the suspension of 16 students who were accused of breaking into the administrative building and vandalizing it.
Reporting by Mohamed el-Adawey, Ismail Fathy, Haitham el-Badry and Doha Saleh