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Egyptian police late on Tuesday dispersed a rally staged by anti-coup students against a presidential bid by former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.
Security forces fired teargas to disperse students who rallied outside the Al-Azhar University dormitory in eastern Cairo to protest al-Sisi's candidacy and to call for the release of their detained classmates, eyewitnesses said.
Protesting students, meanwhile, fired fire crackers toward security forces, according to the witnesses.
Tuesday's rally was part of a "revolutionary wave" called by the anti-coup National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy to call for boycotting this month's presidential election.
Egyptians will elect a new president on May 26-27 in the second phase of a transitional roadmap imposed by the army following Morsi's overthrow.
Al-Sisi, widely seen as the architect of Morsi's ouster, and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi are both vying for Egypt's highest office.
While al-Sisi enjoys wide popularity among certain segments of the public, he is reviled by supporters of the ousted president, who view Morsi's overthrow last July as a "military coup" against a democratically elected leader.
Egyptian policeman killed north of Cairo
An Egyptian policeman was killed late Tuesday north of Cairo.
The policeman, Ahmed Mohamed Awwad, was killed by unidentified gunmen while driving home in the Qalioubiya province, the Qalioubiya Security Directorate said in a statement.
The statement cited criminal motives behind the killing, saying that one of the attackers was killed in an exchange of fire with the slain officer.
Security forces have launched a manhunt for the attackers.Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Mayıs 2014, 09:57