Violent Clashes at Cairo University – 16 Dead, At Least 200 Injured (Video)
Violent clashes broke out at Cairo University on Tuesday.
16 people were killed – At least 200 were injured.
Clashes near Cairo University – the site of massive demonstrations in support of Egypt’s embattled president – continue into Tuesday night, leaving at least 16 dead.
Clashes escalated near Cairo University in the capital’s Giza district late Tuesday night, where supporters of President Mohamed Morsi continue to demonstrate.
According to the latest health ministry statements, 16 people were killed and at least 200 injured.
Those injured included a police officer – Satea El-Nomany – who was shot in the eye, according to Al-Ahram’s Arabic-language news website.
Security forces have reportedly intervened in an effort to end the clashes.
According to eyewitnesses cited by Reuters, gunshots were heard in the area and police were seen firing tear gas.
Pro-Morsi demonstrators began gathering outside Cairo University late Monday night in response to millions-strong opposition rallies demanding that Morsi step down.
Meanwhile Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi rejected calls for his resignation, saying that he is Egypt’s “guardian of legitimacy.”