Students at the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, mainly loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood and former president Mohamed Morsi, protested Thursday to demand the release of their detained colleagues.
Meanwhile, Tarek Sorour, dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the same university said the faculty decided Thursday to expel 15 students for protesting inside the campus in violation of the universities law.
Sorour told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the decision was pending the university president’s approval.
The students had taken part in a protest demanding the release of Morsi.
Hundreds of students have been prosecuted and sentenced to jail over charges of rioting and unlicensed protesting since the ouster of Morsi in 2013.
Egyptian universities occasionally witness confrontations between demonstrating students and police forces.