19 Nov '11, 9pm

Killed Egyptian protester "sustained a bullet wound to the chest" - doctor on the scene

Killed Egyptian protester "sustained a bullet wound to the chest" - doctor on the scene

CAIRO: A demonstrator was killed and hundreds of people injured on Saturday as Egyptian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a sit-in organised by some of the driving forces behind the Arab Spring revolt. The dead man sustained a bullet wound to the chest, a doctor on the scene said. A total of 676 people were also wounded in the clashes in the capital's iconic Tahrir Square, epicentre of the 18 days of protests that ousted veteran president Hosni Mubarak in February, health ministry spokesman Mohammed Sherbini told the state MENA news agency. The interior ministry said 40 police officers were among the injured. "Down with Tantawi," hundreds of protesters cried, referring to the country's military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, as they lobbed rocks and whatever else came to hand towards policemen who responded with heavy volleys of rubber bullets. Spo...

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