29 December 2013 - 10:07

TEHRAN, Dec. 29 (MNA) – Egyptian student protesters of Al-Azhar University set fire to the cafeteria on Saturday which resulted in one student’s death and more than 100 arrested, according to AFP.

The unrest followed nationwide repression of Islamist protests on Friday after the military-installed government designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

A hospital official said a 19-year-old student was shot dead in the clashes at the Al-Azhar University campus, where pro-Morsi students have regularly staged protests since his overthrow by the army in July.

A police official said 101 students were arrested after the fire on the first two floors of the building was brought under control.

The violence comes a day after five people were killed in clashes across the country, according to a health ministry tally on Saturday, as police stamped out Brotherhood demonstrations.

The militant group has criticized the Brotherhood for its style of electoral politics, but authorities say the Brotherhood has links with militant groups, without offering proof.


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