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Islamist students torch Cairo campus building: Police

Published on Dec 28, 2013 8:35 PM
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A man stands outside a faculty building at Cairo's Al-Azhar University after student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood stormed it on Dec 28, 2013.  A student was killed and 60 arrested as Egyptian police entered a Cairo university on Saturday to confront Islamist protesters who torched a building, amid an intensifying crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, officials said. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (AFP) - A student was killed and 60 arrested as Egyptian police entered a Cairo university on Saturday to confront Islamist protesters who torched a building, amid an intensifying crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, officials said.

The unrest followed nationwide repression of Islamist protests on Friday after the military-installed government listed the Brotherhood, the movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, as a terrorist organisation.

A hospital official said a 19-year-old student was shot dead in the clashes at the Al-Azhar University campus, where pro-Mursi students have regularly staged protests since his overthrow by the army in July.

The students had entered the commerce faculty during an exam and set it alight, before police burst into the campus and fired tear gas.

 
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