Microbuses are main means of transportation for millions of Egyptians (Reuters)
South Cairo prosecution ordered Monday afternoon the four-day detention pending investigation of a low-ranking policeman who killed a microbus driver Sunday night, on charges him with murder.
The driver was shot dead in the Cairo suburb of Maadi after the policeman intervened to break up a fight between the victim and another driver, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Microbus drivers staged a strike Monday morning in Maadi’s El-Arab area to protest the incident.
An eyewitness was cited by Al-Ahram as saying that the fight took place near the exit from the Autostrad highway in Maadi, and that the driver was shot in the neck.
Al-Ahram Arabic reported that the 26-year-old victim's first name was Gamal.
The prosecution has ordered that an autopsy be performed on the driver's body.