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1 killed in clashes with police at Egypt protest

AFP
CAIRO
An Egyptian man was killed overnight on Saturday in clashes between protesters and police during a demonstration in a village south of Cairo against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, family and medical sources said.
Small anti-government protests have taken place in recent days in a handful of villages, according to videos shared widely on social media, especially by sympathisers of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.
Medical sources at Al-Ayat hospital in Giza, outside the capital Cairo, said “a man’s body bearing birdshot wounds to the face and chest arrived at the hospital overnight on Saturday”.
A relative of the deceased, named as Samy Wafqi, said the victim was fired on “during clashes with the police who were dispersing a rally calling for Sisi’s ouster”.