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6 April member shot dead in downtown Cairo clashes

Sayed Wizza, member of secular 6 April Youth Movement (Democratic Front) dies from bullet wound after police break-up march from Journalists' Syndicate, says group

Ahram Online, Saturday 25 Jan 2014
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The 6 April Youth Movement (Democratic Front) has announced that one of its members, Sayed Wizza, died from a bullet wound after police attacked a march from the Journalists' Syndicate in downtown Cairo.

The march of secular and independent groups, opposed to both the Muslim Brotherhood and the military, had left from the press syndicate and began to march to nearby Tahrir Square when they were met by pro-military supporters, resulting in clashes. Police arrived shortly after and dispersed both camps with birdshot and teargas.

Security sources told Ahram Online that at least 300 people have been arrested in today's protests across Egypt.

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