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October 13, 2014 10:36 am

Egyptian Police Storm University Campuses Over Anti-Government Protests

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Egyptian riot police clash with protesters during an anti-government protest in Cairo September 21, 2010. Police beat a handful of demonstrators with batons on Tuesday at a protest of about 200 Egyptians gathering against what they said were plans to hand power to the president's son. Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

ABC News/AP – Egyptian police backed by armored vehicles stormed the campuses of at least two prominent Egyptian universities to quell anti-government protests by students, officials and a student spokesman said Sunday.

Sunday’s largest rallies took place at Cairo and the Islamist al-Azhar universities, where students smashed a number of newly installed metal detectors at campus gates.

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