Egyptian police armed with tear gas stormed lecture halls at Alexandria University Tuesday, arresting and wounding dozens. Students reported on social media that at least one student had been killed in the clashes.
BREAKING: unconfirmed reports of first student fatality in Alex Uni shot by coup police, more than 28 arrested & 25 Injured, some r serious
— Ikhwanweb (@Ikhwanweb) October 14, 2014
â€” Amro Ali (@_amroali) October 14, 2014
The Egyptian security forces are taking new steps to stop history from repeating itself. Last year at least 16 students died during protests and hundreds were wounded. Most of the students protesting are supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi.
Before the start of the academic year, authorities deployed police squads to several universities around the country and installed new metal detectors. Some campuses also built new fortified walls. Students at the Cairo and al-Azhar universities smashed the metal detectors at campus gates before the police arrived Sunday.
But the police are going to new lengths to track down protest organizers, who told The New York Times that officers raided their homes, arresting at least 67 people in total.