Students storm legal affairs building at Cairo Uni.
Cairo University protesting students - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Students stormed the Legal Affairs building at Cairo University on Monday, protesting the dismissal of 173 students and their prevention from taking their exams, according to Youm7.

A number of pro-Muslim Brotherhood students organized a march at Cairo University starting from the mosque at the Faculty of Commerce to the main building of the university, demanding the release of their arrested colleagues.

Students chanted slogans against the army and security forces.

Meanwhile, dozens of female students organized a protest in front of the Faculty of Commerce at Cairo University, also demanding release their colleagues.

Hundreds of students have been arrested during protests throughout the year, many of whom face charges of joining or supporting a terrorist organization.

Nonetheless, the Supreme Council of Universities ordered that jailed students would be allowed to take their examinations while serving their sentences.

Protests have been widespread since the beginning of the academic year, following the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi and the forceful dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins.

The protests often result in violent clashes between students and security forces, and have resulted in several deaths and numerous injuries.

Reporting by Wael Rabie and Hany Mohamed.

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