Egypt security forces fire teargas at pro-Morsi student protest

October 28, 2013 17:41

CAIRO - Security forces fired teargas to disperse hundreds of students protesting against Egypt's military-installed government at Cairo's al-Azhar university on Monday, a week before ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi is due to face trial.

Morsi, who has been detained since the army overthrew him on July 3, is expected to go on trial next Monday on charges of inciting murder. His supporters have called for mass protests on that day, raising the prospect of more violence as Egypt's political crisis continues.

The students chanted "down with military rule" before the security forces moved in to break up the protest.

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