Anti-coup protester killed in Alexandria, Egypt

Abdel-Rahman Sedqi, a student, died of gunshot wounds to the neck sustained during a anti-coup rally in eastern Alexandria's Al-Seyouf district, his family said.

Anti-coup protester killed in Alexandria, Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

One supporter of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was killed on Friday during a rally in the coastal city of Alexandria.

Abdel-Rahman Sedqi, a student, died of gunshot wounds to the neck sustained during a anti-coup rally in eastern Alexandria's Al-Seyouf district, his family said.

No information is yet available regarding the source of the gunfire.

The anti-coup National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, Morsi's main support bloc, often blames the killings on security forces– an accusation denied by the Interior Ministry.

Friday's rally is part of weeklong demonstrations called for by the anti-coup alliance.

In a Thursday statement, the alliance called on supporters to draw inspiration from recent anti-government demonstrations in Ukraine that led to the ouster of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

"Events in Ukraine bode well for you," the alliance asserted.

Anti-coup protesters have staged almost daily rallies since Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected leader, was ousted by the military last July following mass protests against his presidency.

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