Egyptians to protest over Mohamed Mahmoud anniversary killings

Activists have called for more protests after two demonstrators were shot in the head during the anniversary gathering to remember those killed in Mohamed Mahmoud Street, Cairo, two years ago.

Egyptians to protest over Mohamed Mahmoud anniversary killings

World Bulletin / News Desk

Activists have called for protests outside the Zenhom morgue in downtown Cairo against the killing of two protesters during violence that marred Tuesday's commemoration of the second anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes.

Hundreds of Egyptians had descended on Tahrir on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the protests-turned-clashes between security forces and protesters opposed to the then-ruling military council, which had taken power some nine months earlier following president Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

The protests were dispersed by Egyptian army and police forces who stormed the iconic square minutes before midnight.

The Health Ministry confirmed that two demonstrators were killed and 40 others injured in Tuesday's clashes.

According to the ministry, the deceased were shot in the head.

One of the dead protesters was the son of a senior leader of the Islamist Independence Party, which backs ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Last Mod: 21 Kasım 2013, 09:45
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