Largest university expels 23 students

Egypt's largest university has expelled two dozen students for allegedly taking part in violent protests on campus, the state news agency reported, as supporters of the ousted Islamist president held their traditional weekly rallies in Cairo and other cities around the country, reports Associated Press.

The Cairo University administration was reported as saying the 23 expelled students were involved in riots, sabotage and violence on campus during Islamist-led protests last Wednesday. Administrators also said students raised a black flag used by al-Qaida and other jihadist groups during the demonstrations.

Egypt has cracked down hard on demonstrators protesting the army's toppling of Mohammed Morsi last summer. Last month, the interim president amended a law regulating student life to allow university heads to expel students accused of taking part in riots and hindering the educational process.
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