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VIDEO: Teargas fired at slain activist's funeral march
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Following the Tahrir funeral for activist Mohamed El-Shafie, clashes break out between those in the funeral march and the police, who fire teargas

A funeral march in Tahrir for slain activist Mohamed El-Shafie turned into clashes during which police fired teargas at the procession.

Mohamed El-Shafie was killed on 29 January after participating in protests that day. His family spent one month searching for him before they found his body in a morgue; officials had previously denied that the body was there. The family holds President Mohamed Morsi and the police responsible. 
 
The funeral was attended by many activists and revolutionaries, who carried the coffin around Tahrir before placing it in a car to leave. As it was leaving it neared an area where there were already light clashes taking place. Dozens of those in the funeral procession appealed for a pause in the clashes to allow the vehicle to pass. Shortly afterwards rocks were thrown from both sides and police fired teargas at the funeral march.
 
Video by Simon Hanna
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05-03-2013 06:39pm
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It's a nice edit. what your missing is the 25 guys/kids around the corner throwing stones at anything that moved. they have been causing trouble since 10 am.
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