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Egyptian police stormed a branch of Egypt's Al-Azhar University in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya on Monday to disperse a protest staged by female students backing ousted president Mohamed Morsi, according to eyewitnesses.
Police, who used teargas to disperse the demonstration, detained several female students taking part in it, eyewitnesses added.
The university's students union, for its part, denounced the protest dispersal.
"Students will continue their revolutionary action, regardless of the cost," union spokesman Ahmed Said declared in a statement.
Anadolu Agency could not obtain immediate comments from the Interior Ministry on the protest dispersal.
Al-Azhar University, the educational arm of the prominent Al-Azhar religious institution, has been an epicenter of protest against Egypt's army-backed interim authorities since the beginning of the academic year last September.
On Saturday, Al-Azhar University students returned to class for the second semester of the current school year.Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Mart 2014, 14:12