Raw: Violent Clashes Erupt in Cairo


Violent clashes erupted Tuesday in the Egyptian capital between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and police outside a university campus. (April 8)



Cairo - April 8, 2014

1. Female students supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi protesting outside Al-Azhar University campus

2. Tear gas being fired towards protesters

3. Protesters running back to the campus

3. People taking shelter behind an armoured vehicle, as tear gas explodes next to them

4. Smoke from tear gas coming out of building inside the campus

5. Riot police and vehicle at campus gate, small fires on street

7. Armoured vehicle leaving campus

8. Mid of riot police firing tear gas towards campus gate

9. Armoured vehicle passing by campus

10. Riot police outside campus firing tear gas toward protesters


Clashes erupted on Tuesday between student supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces in Cairo.

Police fired tear gas towards dozens of female students, who were protesting outside the Al-Azhar university campus.

Violent clashes between Islamist students and police have been taking place almost every day since the military ousted Mohammed Morsi last July.

The government blames Morsi's group, the Muslim Brotherhood for orchestrating violence to avenge the Islamist president's ouster and destabilise the government.

The country's crackdown on Islamists brought about the country's biggest round-up of detainees in decades.

Around 16,000 people have been jailed, according to previously unreleased figures from security officials.

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