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Egypt police kills female anti-coup protester in Cairo, arrests 35 others

Egyptian security forces have rounded up 35 opponents of the military coup in Cairo and other governorates on Friday, the interior ministry said.

According to a ministry statement, the detained protesters are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Female protester Zeinab Mahmoud, 45, was shot dead by police while taking part in an anti-coup protest in Ain Shams neighbourhood in eastern Cairo, eyewitnesses told Anadolu.

However, the ministry of interior denied using live ammunition in dispersing protests.

Meanwhile, a number of marches have been held in various areas in Cairo on Friday, calling for an end to military rule, and denouncing the government’s failure to solve the worsening power outage crisis.

The protesters chanted against president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim, calling for their prosecution over their role in the killing of protesters since the July 3 military coup la[st summer.

 

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