Three detained for killing Suez protesters on revolution anniversary

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Feb 2013

Three people, including a conscript, have been arrested for allegedly killing protesters in the canal city of Suez during clashes on Egypt's second revolution anniversary

People carry body of a protester killed during clashes in the port city of Suez,east of Cairo, January 26, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

The Suez General Prosecution has ordered three people, including a conscript, detained for  four days pending investigation on charges of killing protesters in the Canal city during clashes on the second anniversary of Egypt's uprising, January 25, state-run MENA news agency reported on Wednesday.

According to Suez security chief Adel Refaat, the three arrested were filmed while shooting at police officers and protesters during the violence that erupted in the city.

At least nine people were killed in the port city of Suez and hundreds more injured across the nation during protests against President Mohamed Morsi on the second anniversary of the January 25 revolution.  

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