Egyptian students protest after Brotherhood leader arrested




 
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Egyptian students protest after Brotherhood leader arrested
 
October 30th, 2013  
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Egyptian students protest after Brotherhood leader arrested
By Hadeel Al Shalchi CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police fired teargas at protesting students at Cairo's al-Azhar university on Wednesday hours after authorities announced the detention of Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam El-Erian, part of a crackdown against the Islamist movement. Erian, deputy leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party, was taken into custody from a residence in New Cairo, a suburb on the outskirts of the capital, where he had been in hiding, an interior ministry source told Reuters. Down, down with the lord of the army," one protester scribbled, referring to army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July. If you see anyone just arrest them right away." Over 20 students were arrested, according to two security sources.

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