Students set fire to buildings at university in Cairo

Egyptian students loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood set fire to two building amid clashes with police at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University, state television reported.

A student activist said a supporter of the Brotherhood had been killed - a claim denied by a security source.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters set fire to two buildings amid clashes with police at a Cairo university.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters set fire to two buildings amid clashes with police at a Cairo university. Credit: Reuters

State-run newspaper Al-Ahram said the clashes began when security forces fired teargas to disperse pro-Brotherhood students who were preventing their classmates from entering university buildings to take exams. Protesters threw rocks at police and set tyres on fire to counter the teargas.

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Cairo campus set on fire amid deadly protest

An Islamist student has been killed and two buildings torched after supporters of the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Egyptian police at a Cairo university