Egypt’s police storm campus, break up strike

Morsi backers trying to halt student exams, official says

Posted: December 29, 2013 at 5:23 a.m.

Firefighters in Cairo battle flames Saturday at the Faculty of Commerce administration building at Al-Azhar University, which the Egyptian Interior Ministry said students set ablaze. But a student spokesman said police set the fire and blamed it on peacefully protesting students.

Riot police moved onto Egypt’s main Islamic university Saturday, firing tear gas and breaking up a strike by students that threatened to disrupt midterms.

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