Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

31 July 2012

Egypt: Scores Protest Killing of Man By Police in Alexandria

Hundreds protested at Alexandria's Corniche road in Al-Mansheya area asking for a policeman to be brought to justice for shooting at three people resulting in the death of a young man and the injury of others.

Egypt's general prosecution decided yesterday to dismiss Captain Kareem Gamal pending investigation.

Gamal said he was in a vehicle heading to a school to secure examination sheets only to be met with a surprise armed attack by unknown assailants who fired shots in the air resulting in the injury of the driver and the policeman's response to control the situation.

Interior Ministry deputy and Alexandria's security chief Khaled Ghoraba said that families ended their sit-in after learning that the policeman's killing of the young man was not deliberate.

He added that the father of the deceased boy was the one who ordered the end of the sit-in after the clarification.

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