Teenager killed as Egypt police, students clash: Media

CAIRO (AFP) - A 13-year-old boy was killed Wednesday in clashes between Egyptian police and student supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, state media reported, as protests resumed on campuses nationwide.

The son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader was shot dead outside Beni Suef University south of Cairo, the official MENA news agency reported.

A hospital official had said earlier the boy was 15.

At Cairo University in the capital, police fired tear gas at almost 2,000 protesters who threw stones and launched fireworks, an AFP correspondent said.

Morsi was ousted by the military last July, and his supporters have staged near-daily rallies since then.

Student demonstrations crippled higher education, delaying until this month a new university semester that was to have begun in February.

A police crackdown on the Islamists has killed more than 1,400 people in clashes, and thousands, including much of the leadership of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement, have been jailed.

Morsi himself currently faces three trials on various charges, including that of collusion with militant groups.

He was Egypt's first democratically elected and civilian president, but his single and turbulent year in power widely alienated many who staged mass rallies calling for his resignation before the army stepped in.

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