28 December 2013

Egypt: Civil Forces Try to Put Out Fire Started By Pro-Brotherhood Students

Egyptian firefighters tried on Saturday morning to put out a fire started by pro-Muslim Brotherhood students at Azhar University's Business Faculty, state television said.

Clashes between security forces and Brotherhood supporters have increased since Egypt announced the group a terrorist organization on Wednesday.

Pro-Brotherhood supporters tried to prevent students from entering campus to take their exams earlier and when security forces intervened, they clashed with them and protesters set fire to trash cans.

Students have been staging demonstrations since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July.

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