One protester killed in Egypt's Tanta-UPDATED

Mohamed Abdullah Gad al-Rab was killed by thugs while participating in an anti-coup demonstration

One protester killed in Egypt's Tanta-UPDATED

World Bulletin / News Desk

One person was killed on Friday in a rally staged by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in the Nile Delta city of Tanta.

Mohamed Abdullah Gad al-Rab was killed by thugs while participating in an anti-coup demonstration, Muslim Brotherhood sources told Anadolu Agency.

His dead body was taken to Teba Hospital, the sources added, declining to provide further details.

The fatality, however, has not yet been confirmed by official medical or security forces.

Earlier today, eyewitnesses said that 15 people had sustained fractures and suffered gas inhalation after security forces used teargas in an effort to disperse the demonstration in Tanta.

Morsi supporters staged rallies nationwide on Friday to condemn what they call the "military coup" against Egypt's elected leader and last week's violent dispersal of anti-coup sit-ins in the capital.

Morsi, the country's first democratically-elected president, was ousted by the powerful military on July 3 following mass protests against his presidency.

The unconstitutional change of government is described by supporters of the Islamist president as a "military coup," while his opponents describe it as a military-backed popular uprising.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ağustos 2013, 17:47
YORUM EKLE