Egypt has been witnessing almost daily protests by supporters
of elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi since the army
removed him in July after mass protests against his rule.
Mursi's removal opened the bloodiest chapter in Egypt's modern
history. Security forces have since killed hundreds of his
supporters, while some 200 soldiers and policemen have died,
many in attacks by Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula,
bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza strip.
Students supporting Mursi have been staging daily protests for
months inside and outside their universities.
Last month, Egypt's army-installed interim government issued a
law that banned protests near or originating from places of
worship, and made it compulsory to seek Interior Ministry
permission to hold a demonstration.
Since the law was passed, hundreds of Brotherhood protesters and
other liberal activists have been arrested for demonstrating
without police permission.
(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; editing by Mark Trevelyan)
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