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Islamist students set fire to two buildings, Egyptian state TV reports

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 - 00:30

Dec. 28 - University students loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood clash with police and reportedly set two buildings on fire at al-Azhar University in Cairo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Egyptian students loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood reportedly set fire to two buildings on Saturday (December 28) amid clashes with police at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University. A student activist said a supporter of the Brotherhood, designated this week as a terrorist organization by the state, had been killed, although a security source denied this. State-run newspaper Al-Ahram said the clashes began when security forces fired teargas to disperse pro-Brotherhood students who were preventing their classmates from entering university buildings to take exams. Protesters threw rocks at police and set tyres on fire to counter the teargas. State TV broadcast footage of black smoke billowing from the faculty of commerce building and said "terrorist students" had set the agriculture faculty building on fire as well. A Reuters camera crew filmed a small building on fire on the campus and dozens of female students leaving the campus grounds.

Islamist students set fire to two buildings, Egyptian state TV reports

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 - 00:30

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