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Egypt protests intensify after student death

The killing of a student demonstrator is stoking further confrontations between police and protesters.
People carry the coffin of Mohamed Reda, a first-year student in the faculty of engineering, during his funeral service at Al Sayyida Nafisa mosque in Cairo November 29, 2013. Reda was killed in clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and security forces at Cairo University on Thursday, medical sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX15XDZ

CAIRO — An eerie calm set over Tahrir Square a day after a protest was dispersed with tear gas fired by police, sending students dashing to escape at least 10 noxious white streams that landed around the iconic roundabout.

The Cairo University students had gathered in Tahrir at midday Dec. 1 to protest recent crackdowns by security forces and the killing of engineering student Mohamed Reda,19, on campus last week, during protests against heavy prison sentences handed down to female supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

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