Three Egyptian demonstrators killed in Cairo

Three Egyptian demonstrators killed in Cairo

HomeAfricaEgypt Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:31AM

At least three people have been killed in an anti-government protest rally in the Egyptian capital city Cairo.

According to reports on Monday, a septuagenarian woman was killed in Helwan district of Cairo while clashes with security forces claimed the lives of two other protesters separately.

Twenty people, mostly demonstrators, were killed on Sunday when protesters marking the fourth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 revolution clashed with security forces during rallies against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egyptian officials said over 500 supporters of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, which called Sunday protest rallies, were arrested.

Supporters of toppled dictator Husni Mubarak’s successor, Mohamed Morsi, have staged numerous rallies since he was ousted by then army chief Sisi in 2013. They have been subjected to a heavy-handed crackdown by the Egyptian military-backed government.

Monday’s protest came after Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, were freed from Torah Prison in a Cairo suburb.

Egyptians launched a revolution in January 2011, bringing an end to the nearly three decades of Mubarak rule in February 2011. The 86-year-old and his two sons were arrested in April that year.

Many people in Egypt view Mubarak’s sons, particularly Gamal, as a major pillar of their fathers’ authoritarian regime, which was said to be allied with affluent businessmen.

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