Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

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.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.