Sunday 19 November 2017

Four shot dead in Egypt protests

Egyptian protesters chant slogans and hold anti-Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi posters during a rally in Tahrir Square (AP)
Egyptian protesters chant slogans and hold anti-Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi posters during a rally in Tahrir Square (AP)
An Egyptian protester chants slogans against President Mohammed Morsi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo (AP)
Supporters of Egypt's Islamist president Mohammed Morsi armed by sticks and shields to protect from stone attack guard their protesting site (AP)
Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square to rally against President Mohammed Morsi (AP)
Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo (AP)
Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo (AP)

Suspected Islamists have shot dead three protesters in the southern city of Assiut on Sunday night, taking to four the number of people killed on a day of massive protests demanding the removal of Egypt's president.

Officials said Islamists on a motorbike opened fire on protesters outside the local government building in Assiut, killing one and wounding seven. Enraged by the killing, protesters marched to the office of the Freedom and Justice party, political arm of President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

Gunmen inside the building opened fire, killing at least two, according to the officials.

A protester in Beni Suef was killed earlier on Sunday outside the local headquarters of the Freedom and Justice party.

Press Association

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