Egyptian police fire water cannon at female protesters

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

Security forces use water cannon to disperse protest by female students at Cairo's Al-Azhar University, where protests are held on a daily basis

Riot police spray water at Cairo University
Riot police spray water at Cairo University students, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, during clashes outside the university, in Cairo December 10, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

A protest by female students at the tension-hit Al-Azhar University was dispersed by water cannon on Wednesday.

They were marching in the streets surrounding the campus, shouting slogans against the army and police. 

Police fired water cannon when the women attempted to block a road leading to the university gate, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

On Tuesday, police fired teargas at students protesting at Al-Azhar. They replied with stones.

Al-Azhar has witnessed frequent demonstrations by pro-Morsi students since he was toppled in July.

Recent protests have been to condemn the killing of a student and the arrest of dozens others.

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