Protester killed in Egypt on eve of anniversary of 2011 uprising

January 24, 2015 8:04 PM

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CAIRO (Reuters) – A woman protester was shot dead in central Cairo on Saturday, security sources said, one day before the anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Although a security crackdown since 2013 when the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi has virtually ended street demonstrations, several took place this week in Cairo and Egypt’s second city Alexandria.

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