Egypt police storm Al-Azhar University dorm

Egyptian police stormed Al-Azhar University dormitory after the clashes in eastern Cairo.

Egypt police storm Al-Azhar University dorm

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian police on Wednesday stormed Al-Azhar University dormitory and arrested a number of students, student sources said.

The incident came following clashes between security forces and student demonstrators opposed to the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi outside the university's dormitory in eastern Cairo, eyewitnesses said.

A number of anti-coup students were detained by police.

According to witnesses, street skirmishes continued between students and security forces, with the latter imposing a siege around the dormitory building.

A number of students reportedly suffered gas inhalation.

According to witnesses, stone-throwing opponents of Morsi clashed with female anti-coup students outside the dormitory.

Egyptian police officials could not be reached for comment.

On Tuesday, Al-Azhar University decided to allow police to deploy on campus following two days of violent confrontations between students and security forces.

The violence came one day after security forces stormed the Azhar University campus, firing teargas at stone-throwing students holed up inside.

Since its academic year began in October, Al-Azhar University has been the epicenter of a series of university protests against Morsi's July 3 ouster.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Aralık 2013, 17:56