Egyptian Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesting Women

December 11, 2013 9:30 am

Police fired tear gas to disperse a demonstration by female students at Cairo's Al-Azhar university on Wednesday, as protests by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi continued at several of the city's universities for a third week. Several hundred female protesters who were demonstrating outside the university gates were driven back inside the campus by police. The demonstrations are part of a wave of protests by university students around Egypt.