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Egypt: Arrests made as Pro-brotherhood protesters burn University

Egypt, Cairo
December 28, 2013 at 15:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Egypt: Arrests made as Pro-brotherhood protesters burn University

Security forces clashed with pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo, Saturday, after demonstrators started fires at al-Azhar University's business faculty in an attempt to prevent students from sitting their exams. The fire spread across two levels before fire-fighters brought the blaze under control.

Students continued to light fires around the university campus, whilst others congregated on the university roof. Riot police on the scene shot canisters of tear gas in an attempt to disperse the demonstrators.

The actions come after a heavy crackdown on the movement on Friday, where 265 people were arrested, following the military-installed government labelling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation on Wednesday 25 December. The banning of the Muslim Brotherhood comes after police headquarters were bombed in Nile Delta, killing 16.

Egypt: Arrests made as Pro-brotherhood protesters burn University00:53
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Egypt: Arrests made as Pro-brotherhood protesters burn University

Security forces clashed with pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo, Saturday, after demonstrators started fires at al-Azhar University's business faculty in an attempt to prevent students from sitting their exams. The fire spread across two levels before fire-fighters brought the blaze under control.

Students continued to light fires around the university campus, whilst others congregated on the university roof. Riot police on the scene shot canisters of tear gas in an attempt to disperse the demonstrators.

The actions come after a heavy crackdown on the movement on Friday, where 265 people were arrested, following the military-installed government labelling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation on Wednesday 25 December. The banning of the Muslim Brotherhood comes after police headquarters were bombed in Nile Delta, killing 16.

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