Port Said - An Egyptian protester was shot dead in overnight
clashes in the restive city of Port Said when police fired on protesters
outside their headquarters, a doctor said on Friday.
Karim Sayid Abdel Aziz, 33, died of a bullet wound to the
head, said Dr Mohammed Arnous who treated him in a Port Said hospital. Abdel
Aziz had been shot three times.
A medic told AFP that 73 people were wounded in the clashes,
including five people who suffered bullet wounds and 19 who were hit by
The clashes on Thursday resumed after protesters marched on
the police headquarters, which they had already set ablaze on Tuesday, chanting
"the interior ministry are thugs," an AFP correspondent reported.
Police fired tear gas and then birdshot as soldiers,
deployed in the city since late January, moved in to guard the police building.
The unrest in the Suez Canal city, fuelled by January death
sentences handed down to football fans over deadly rioting last year, flared
again on Sunday, with six people, including three policemen, dying in the