Egypt students clash with police
16 December 2013, 23:37
Cairo - Egyptian security forces are firing tear gas at
dozens of university students outside their Cairo campus in an attempt to
prevent their protest from reaching the nearby defence ministry.
Dozens of students pelted the forces with rocks, some
picking up tear gas canisters and lobbing them back.
Students, some wearing face masks, used metal bars and
garbage cans to build barricades.
The students were demonstrating on Monday outside Ain
Shams University in eastern Cairo as part of a spreading protest movement in
universities against the current authorities.
Students, most of them supporters of ousted Islamist president
Mohammed Morsi, have kept up the pressure in limited, but often violent,
protests that have included the Islamic Al-Azhar University and the prestigious
University of Cairo.