Student killed in clash at al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian police used tear gas to disperse student protesters at al Azhar University in Cairo. The students were protesting the presidential candidacy of Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al Sisi. Initial reports indicate that at least 1 student was killed and several others severally injured.

As the date for Egyptian presidential elections nears at the end of May, further protests and demonstrations may occur. Travellers should avoid all public and political gatherings since they often become violent without notice.

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