11 Dead in Egypt Protests

    Mohamed Abd El Ghany

    Just a day after an unarmed female protester was killed, an additional 11 people have been killed in protests marking the anniversary of Hosni Mubarak's ouster in Egypt on Sunday, the state media has announced. On Saturday police shot and killed Shaimaa al-Sabbagh at close range with shotgun pellets. She had gathered with other socialist activists on a march to Tahrir Square on the anniversary of the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. In photographs and video recorded by other protesters, Sabbagh can be seen standing peacefully outside the Air France-KLM office in Talaat Harb Square, which is near Tahrir Square. Police forces in Egypt have flooded its cities in anticipation of protests. On Sunday, a protester in Alexandria died from birdshot wounds due to police, however the Interior Ministry says the man was 52 years old and armed. A second was killed by birdshot in a Cairo suburb. Meanwhile, two police officers were wounded during a bomb explosion outside a Cairo sports club. Strategic roads, including those leading to Tahrir Square, have been blocked off by armored vehicles.

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