On Friday the Egyptian National Alliance announced that security forces killed 19 ‘martyrs’ during the anti-coup demonstrations.
The Alliance called the first Friday of 2014 ‘The Population Ignite their Revolution.’ It said in a statement issued on Friday evening that the ‘martyrs’ were killed in Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Al-Fayoum and Al-Menya.
According to the statement, the ‘martyrs’ were labourers, teachers, farmers and an 82 year old man from Alexandria.
One of the most noteable killings was the premediatated execution of a retired army officer in Al-Ismalia, when he criticised the way his car was searched at a military checkpoint. The officer was identified as 62 year old Sabri al-Sayed. His car number plate was 11866.
Egyptians took to the streets in large numbers during the first Friday of 2014. Several TV channels broadcast demonstrations in many of Egypt’s governorates.
Security forces and thugs subject demonstrators to strict security measures and violence.