Anti-coup protesters succumb to injuries in Egypt

The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy called for the protests to denounce what it calls a "military coup" against now ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Anti-coup protesters succumb to injuries in Egypt

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two pro-democracy activists breathed their last late Saturday after succumbing to their injuries they sustained during clashes between protesters and police that marred demonstrations marking the 40th anniversary of Egypt's war victory over Israel earlier this month.

Mahmoud Marzouk from the the Suez Canal province of Suez was shot and injured in the head during clashes between demonstrators and policemen in the province on October 6 when the country was celebrating the anniversary of the 1973 war.

The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy called for the protests to denounce what it calls a "military coup" against now ousted president Mohamed Morsi. 

The alliance also announced the death of 46-year-old pro-democracy activist Khalid al-Imarani from the Upper Egyptian province of Minya.

Al-Imrani received a gunshot injury during clashes with policemen in central Cairo's Ramses Square, the alliance, which is made up of several Islamist parties and pro-democracy groups, said.

Over 50 people were killed and 270 others injured in the deadly clashes, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry.

Last Mod: 20 Ekim 2013, 09:53
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