Man shot dead in East Cairo amid protests

Ahram Online , Friday 28 Nov 2014

Protests underway on Friday with demands to preserve Egypt's "Islamic identity"

Police stand guard for more possible protests in the eastern suburb of Mataryia, Cairo, November 28, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

A man was killed on Friday amid clashes between police and protesters in Cairo's eastern Matariya district, a health ministry spokesperson told Ahram Online.

Spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghafar said the man, aged 42, died from gunshot wounds, adding that it is unclear whether the man was taking part in the protests or passing by.

The ultraconservative Salafist Front called for mass protests on Friday to impose Islamic rule and preserve Egypt's "Islamic identity."

Two army personnel died in drive-by shootings earlier on Friday.

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