Egyptian police fire tear gas at protesters near Defence Ministry
CAIRO (REUTERS) - Egyptian police fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the Defence Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday, state media said.
Protests have been staged by supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi since the army removed him from office in July after mass protests against his rule.
On Wednesday, the state-run Al-Ahram website said about 300 university students from the Muslim Brotherhood had blocked a road near the Defence Ministry and chanted anti-police and army slogans.
"The police had to use water cannons and tear gas after the students refused to open the street and leave," Ahram said adding some protesters were arrested.