Student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday stormed a faculty building at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University where exams were being taken and set it on fire
Student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday stormed a faculty building at Cairo's Al-Azhar University where exams were being taken and set it on fire, security officials said.
The students entered the commerce faculty building during an exam and set it alight before police and security forces members burst in and fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, the officials said.
A police official said 60 of the students were arrested after the fire on the first two floors of the building was brought under control.
The students were trying to stop the exams, which started on Saturday, as part of their protest against the military's overthrow of Islamist president Mohammad Mursi in July.
The military-installed government has banned protests by Brotherhood members demanding the reinstatement of Mursi, after listing the Islamist movement as a terrorist organization this week.
The interior ministry on Friday said "legal measures are underway in accordance with the cabinet's listing of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization".