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Funeral march heads towards Egypt's presidential palace

The funeral march for a young man shot in clashes between civilians and security on Friday starts heading towards the presidential palace - the site where he was shot

Ahram Online, Saturday 2 Feb 2013
A funeral march at the presidential palace for Friday
People including relatives of Mohamed Hussin ElKorany, who died in clashes between police and demonstrators who attacked the presidential palace yesterday, carry his coffin from the ElSayeda Nafesa mosque during his funeral in Cairo February 2, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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The funeral march for Mohamed Hussein Korani, who was killed in Friday's clashes, is leaving from the nearby Al-Nour mosque to the presidential palace.

According to hospital officials, Korani, a twenty-something man affectionately nicknamed Kresty, sustained gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.

"He was shot from a close distance. The bullets will be sent to prosecution with a final medical report," Emad Abdullah El-Dib, deputy head of forensic medicine told Al Ahram Arabic news website.

Hussein Korani was shot during the clashes that erupted late Friday at the presidential palace in Heliopolis, a suburb in northeast Cairo.

Demonstrations had begun peacefully as thousands marched towards the palace demanding amendments to the recently-approved constitution, dismissal of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's cabinet and the appointment of a new prosecutor-general.

Some civilians threw Molotov cocktails at the palace, causing a minor fire in the palace garden.

In response, Central Security Forces fired tear gas as a video went viral showing a naked man being beaten by security forces in front of the palace.

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