Minor clashes erupted Monday morning in Assiut between student protesters and administrative security officials at Al-Azhar University.
A student march started from the square in front of the university and clashed with security officials trying to enter the university, according to a Students Against the Coup (SAC) statement.
The anti-government student movement said the protesting students managed to get into the university after clashing with security.
A university staff source told Daily News Egypt that the clashes left the university’s gate burning. Another gate was opened for students to enter, confirming that studies are ongoing despite the clashes and the march.
On Friday, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood launched protests in different cities across Egypt.
Last Thursday, the Anti-Coup National Alliance issued a statement calling on its loyalists to launch a new “revolutionary week” under the title “Save Egypt’’, to “continue their revolution to the end”.
According to the statement, the alliance said the protests were “to speak up against the injustice practiced by the Egyptian government”, noting that youth activists have been detained for “inaccurate reasons”. The statement also condemned the increasingly deteriorating social and economic conditions.