Clashes at Egypt University for 3rd Day12/10 07:23
CAIRO (AP) -- A security official says police have fired tear gas to prevent
students of Egypt's Islamic Al-Azhar University from taking protests outside
their campus, in the third straight day of unrest there.
Student spokesman Mahmoud Salah said the students organized a strike Tuesday
in solidarity with university staff who he said were beaten by security in the
violence a day earlier.
At least one student was seriously injured during clashes Monday with police
that were set off after students torched security vehicles. Police entered the
campus, firing tear gas, chasing students and arresting dozens.
The security official who said police fired tear gas at students trying to
march off campus spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized
to brief reporters.