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Al Azhar University dean calls in police amid continued student protest

February 5, 2014 at 2:11 am

Egyptian police forces have stormed al Azhar University campus at the request of its dean, Dr Osama Albed, to ‘protect the university’s properties and students’ lives’.

The Egyptian interior ministry explained, in a press statement, that some university students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and some students from the university’s institutes had attacked the university’s administration building, destroyed its facilities and surrounded the dean’s office whilst employees were inside. The office’s contents were destroyed before cartridges were shot, prompting the dean to then request the intervention of the security forces to control the situation and to protect the students and the facilities.

A police record of events will be submitted to the public prosecutor who will be taking necessary measures.