Student killed in clashes from pro-Morsi protests in Cairo   2013-12-27 20:37:39            

CAIRO, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- One student was killed in clashes between the supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi late Thursday, said the Egypt's Interior Ministry on Friday.

A student, from the Sunni Islam's most prominent Al-Azhar University, was killed and seven other Muslim Brotherhood (MB) supporters were arrested in the clashes with anti-Morsi's residents in Nasr City district, the ministry said in a statement.

Several supporters of the MB gathered outside the Azhar University compass and blocked the road, as well as some of them assaulted the nearby grocers and shops. The police intervened with tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Birdshots were exchanges between the shops' owners and the students, according to the statement.

The accident came hours after five people were wounded in a bomb attack on a bus outside a school compound in the same street in Nasr city.

On Wednesday, the army-installed government announced the MB a "terrorist group" and presidential adviser Sekina Fouad said Thursday that the presidency had evidence of MB's involvement in Nile Delta blast on Tuesday which killed 16.

Based on Article 86 of the Penal Code on terrorist groups, the Interior Ministry decided Thursday to jail whoever participates in the protests organized by the MB, proved affiliated with the group, or promoting their ideas, for a term of up to five years, and the punishment may reach execution, hard labor or life imprisonment " if terrorism is one of the means used to achieve or carry out the purposes of the group."

The National Alliance for Supporting legitimacy, a pro-Morsi coalition formed mostly by the MB, vowed to continue protests defying the harsh crackdown by the police on Friday.

The alliance called in a statement for peaceful protests against what they claimed "military coup."

Editor: Fu Peng
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