Over 20 people killed during Cairo protests 


Jan 26, Cairo: Approximately 20 people were killed in demonstrations that were held in Cairo and other Egyptian cities on the fraught anniversary of the 2011 uprising that shook the North African Country.

According to reports, protesters were killed in Cairo, the El-Matariya district just north of Cairo, Damanhur, Alexandria and in Giza. A security conscript was also killed in the El-Matariya district protest, during protests on Sunday. Officials have accused one of the protesters in Alexandria of shooting at the police before the security forces killed him, while the Egyptian interior ministry has claimed that two of the three people who died in Damanhur had been killed while trying to plant an explosive device.

While talking to the press, Interior Ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif stated, that security services arrested at least 150 people for protesting and inciting violence on Sunday.

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