Civilian killed during peaceful protest in Cairo

Egyptian security forces clamp down on peaceful protest in Cairo, killing civilian

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A civilian was killed on Friday in Cairo after Egyptian security forces clamped down on protesters, a health official said.

Protesters took to the southern district of Dar al-Salaam on Friday to denounce the 2013 military coup, which ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi.

No further details have been released about the death of the protester.

The protests come as Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to death along with many other senior Muslim Brotherhood members last month.

On Wednesday, the Muslim Brotherhood called for a rebellion against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi. About an hour before the Brotherhood statement, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said nine senior Muslim Brotherhood members were targeted in a hotel raid in Cairo.

Tensions rose high on Monday as Egypt’s top prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bombing.

Also on Wednesday, militants affiliated with the ISIS killed more than 100 people in Sheikh Zwaid, a northern town on Sinai peninsula.

TRTWorld and agencies