Police security forces broke into the Al-Azhar University girls department to disperse a protest organised by Students against the Coup (SAC) on Monday.
Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) reported the police forces hit one of the students who was trying to film the dispersal. The police also fired tear gas on the students which lead to several injuries, in a statement on AFTE’s official website.
The dispersal comes in the wake of a turbulent security situation at Al-Azhar University campus. At least 23 students were expelled from the university on Tuesday for their alleged implication in acts of on-campus violence, according to the university’s media centre.
The administration also suspended another 61 students, referring them to investigation over similar charges.