(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Clashes erupted at the University of Jordan (UJ) for a second consecutive day on Sunday, with two groups of students throwing rocks and hitting each other with sticks.
UJ students told The Jordan Times that they had to leave the university after the clashes started near the main entrance and then moved to the northern gate.
"I was afraid when I saw two groups of students fighting and pushing anyone in their way," Amneh Hassan told The Jordan Times yesterday, adding that she and her colleagues had to leave the campus out of fear of being attacked.
According to UJ Dean of Student Affairs Nael Shraa, the same groups who were involved in a clash a day earlier were responsible for yesterday's chaos.
"Although we referred names of students involved in the fight to an investigative committee based on a list given to us by security personnel, we found that there were several students with the same name at the university and we have to go back to the cameras and compare the photos of those students with the ones in our database," Shraa told The Jordan Times, explaining that the committee cannot start investigating students without being sure that they are the ones involved in the fight.
Tribal violence erupted at the university on Saturday when a student reportedly saw a female relative, also a student, talking to a male student from another tribe, according to a source from the university who declined to be named.
Eyewitnesses reported that one student fired a gun during Saturday's clashes, but Shraa claimed that the weapon was fake and no live ammunition was fired.
Several students were hurt on Saturday, but no major injuries were reported.