28 March 2014

Egypt: Journalist Killed, Four Injured in Friday's Clashes

Cairo — A Dostour newspaper journalist was killed and four people were injured during clashes in various cities on Friday.

The Dostour newspaper reported online that one of its journalists, an editor named Mayada Ashraf, was killed after being shot in Cairo's Ain Shams during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood elements and security forces.

Four people were injured in Damietta after Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with residents of Daqahla village, the Middle East News Agency reported the Health Ministry as saying.

Security forces earlier dispersed two pro-Brotherhood marches in Cairo's Maadi and the Ittihadeya presidential palace.

The National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy has called for staging mass demonstrations on Friday to protest Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's declaration of his intention to run for presidency in the upcoming election.

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