Egyptian police disperse clashing students at Zagazig University

Ahram Online, Saturday 18 Jan 2014

Students for and against the Muslim Brotherhood clashed on the campus of Zagazig University in the eastern Nile Delta on Saturday before police intervened

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi run for cover as Egypt's security forces shoot tear gas to disperse the gathering near Cairo University in Giza, 16 January (Photo: AP)

Security forces broke up clahes on Saturday at Zagazig University between pro-Muslim Brotherhood students and opposing peers from the physical education faculty, the Ahram Arabic website reported.

The two sides exchanged rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails until the police intervened by firing tear gas to disperse them.

A number of students suffered from suffocation due to tear gas and sustained minor to medium injuries during the clashes.

According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, at least nine were injured by birdshot. Seven Muslim Brotherhood students were arrested on campus.

Several universities including Cairo University, Ain Shams University, and Al-Azhar University's Cairo campus have witnessed clashes between security forces and pro-Brotherhood students since the start of the academic year.

On Thursday, two students died in clashes with security guards and police at Cairo University.

In November, Central Security Forces stormed the Zagazig campus in the eastern Nile Delta governorate of Sharqiya upon request from the university's president, firing teargas at pro-Morsi demonstrating students.

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