Anti-government rally in Egypt
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Watch: Egyptian officers shoot protestor to death

(Video) Since uprising began Mubarak government has claimed security forces not using live fire against protestors, but footage posted on YouTube apparently points to the contrary

VIDEO - Footage of what appears to be an Egyptian protester being shot dead by police in Alexandria has been posted on YouTube, the British newspaper Daily Mail reported Sunday.


The clip, which has not been confirmed as authentic, is apparently the latest recorded evidence that Egyptian security forces have been using live fire against anti-government protestors, despite the regime's claims to the contrary.




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The video, which lasts for two-and-a-half minutes, was filmed from the balcony of a backstreet apartment in the Manshya district of Egypt's second city and shows demonstrators setting up a makeshift barricade across the roadway, with a tire burning nearby.


Then one of the protesters walks toward a number of armed police officers positioned further up the street.


The protester spreads open his coat as if to show the officers - who already have their weapons drawn - that he is unarmed. But he continues to face them and gesture to them - even though the black-clad security officers have their weapons aimed at him.


After a tense 30-second standoff, the protester drops to the floor as if dead before the clip abruptly ends.



פרסום ראשון: 02.06.11, 12:42
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