A young man has been shot and killed in clashes near a police station in Port Said. Another person was killed in Cairo as violence continued across Egypt, despite the state of emergency and the curfew currently in effect in most volatile cities.
The man was killed as a crowd of protesters reportedly tried to attack a police station in Port Said. “The youth died on his way to a hospital in the city of Zagazig,” the source told AFP.
Thousands took to the streets of Port Said Monday during the funerals of the most recent victims of the clashes. The violence erupted crowds remained in the streets during curfew hours.
The police reportedly used teargas to disperse the crowd of protesters, who were hurling stones at the officers. It was not immediately clear which side is to blame for the deadly shooting.
Earlier Monday, police also tear-gassed protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir square as clashes still gripped Egypt despite a declared state of emergency.
A 19-year-old passerby was reportedly caught in the exchanges between police and protesters, killed by gunshots near Tahrir Square, Ahram Online reports. There have also been reports protesters torched a security vehicle in Tahrir.
After Port Said’s Sunday clashes ended in the deaths of seven people, President Morsi set curfews in the country’s most volatile cities. The 9pm to 6am curfew is currently in place in Port Said, Suez and Ismailia.
The main opposition group meanwhile rejects president Morsi’s call for a dialogue as unrest enters its fifth day.
Egyptian protesters stand on a police vehicle before they set it on fire in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 28, 2013 (AFP Photo / Mahmoud Khaled)
An Egyptian protester wearing glasses for protection attends a demonstration near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 28, 2013 (AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki)
Egyptian protesters hit a lamp post with stones as a warning signal to fellow demonstrators during clashes with riot police near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 28, 2013 (AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki)