The unarmed protester confronting Egyptian tank is 'gunned down' as 91 die on

6 years ago by: ADEDIRAN RAPHEAL
-- (m) at 17-08-2013 09:28AM (6 years ago)

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As deadly clashes between government forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood continued in Egypt Friday, a disturbing video has emerged that appeared to show the military firing on unarmed demonstrators.
The footage clocking in at just under a minute was uploaded to YouTube August 16. The caption written in Arabic read: 'The army shoots on peaceful protesters in Ismailia.'
Ismailia is a city in northeastern Egypt, where Reuters reported that four protesters were killed Friday during a 'Day of Rage.'
Scroll down for videos Day of rage: A disturbing video was uploaded to YouTube Friday showing what appears to be a clash between peaceful protesters and army tanks in the city of Ismailia  Under fire: About 30 seconds into the video, rapid gunfire erupts, prompting some of the protesters to drop down to a crouch and others to flee

It has not been established if the four deaths confirmed in Ismailia are related to the events depicted in the video.
NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin tweeted that the news agency Storyful had confirmed the video's authenticity.
A YouTube user by the moniker ahmedkhtr wrote in the comments section, apparently referring to one of the protesters who was allegedly shot in the video: 'He is my friend. His name is Ahmed Hachim one of the best guys ever he is a communication engineer, had a family son&daughter.’
 
The unsettling clip begins with a group of men numbering more than two dozen marching on four tanks positioned on a city street. Defiant: As most people ran away, one man remained standing directly in front of a tank with his arms raised Gunned down: The demonstrator (seen in background) appears to be struck repeatedly struck by bullets, and then falls down  Aftermath: The alleged shooting victim is seen rolling over on the ground next to another man  Fact or fiction? NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin tweeted that the news agency Storyful had confirmed the video's authenticity

The demonstrators appear unarmed, many of them raising or waving their hands in the air. Two of participants are carrying an unfurled banner.
About 30 seconds into the video, rapid gunfire erupts, prompting some of the protesters to drop down to a crouch and others to flee.
As more shots are fired, most of the people abandon the street. One person, however, remains standing directly in front of a tank with his arms raised above his hand.
Just seconds later, the defiant protester wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and a white hat appears to be struck by a bullet in his leg. He then falls down after apparently being shot again.
A young man in the foreground who witnessed the shooting grimaces and gesticulates in anguish before running away, while the alleged shooting victim is seen rolling over on the ground next to another man.  Pivotal moment: The alleged shooting of the unarmed man was also captured on a cell phone video taken from a different angle

A cell phone video of the alleged shooting, recorded from a different angle by another eyewitness, was also posted to YouTube. That clip shows the protester getting shot directly in front of a tank.
News reports said more than 40 people died in clashes that spread to Alexandria, Ismailia, Damietta, Fayoum and other cities. Egypt's military-backed government said there were 27 confirmed deaths nationwide.
Last night, at least 91 protesters and police were feared dead in Cairo as a ‘Day of Rage’ ended in inevitable bloodshed.
Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi called for fresh demonstrations after more than 600 people were killed when attempts to clear protest camps earlier in the week turned into a massacre.
The fresh violence erupted when tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers.Fleeing for their lives: Friday's death toll has now reached 64 across Egypt, including eight police officers, A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans after being injured during clashes in front of Azbkya police station 'Day of Rage': Hundreds have been reported injured and around have been 50 killed in today's protests in the Egyptian capital Street battle: A Morsi supporter is taken from the crowd after he was injured during a protest outside Al-Fath Mosque in Ramses Square, in Cairo Home-made weaponry: Morsi protesters throw rocks, lamps and what appears to be kitchen appliances, near the Four Seasons hotel in Garden City area of Cairo  Residents and protesters: More prominently than during earlier violence, there were street battles between Morsi supporters and vigilante residents rather than police

Companies such as Thomas Cook are cancelling holidays booked by German customers – but are still flying Britons out to Red Sea resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh because of differing advice issued by the two countries.
The Muslim Brotherhood – the party of the ousted president – called for a ‘Friday of Anger’ in response to the mass killing on Wednesday when security forces cleared protest camps set up after last month’s military coup.
Beforehand the military-backed government had authorised the use of live ammunition, warning anyone attacking the police or official buildings would be dealt with ‘severely’.
Tanks and armoured vehicles blockaded key routes around Cairo and when protesters converged on Ramses Square, police fired tear gas and gunshots echoed around the capital.
In a nearby mosque, transformed into a field hospital, one witness counted at least 35 bodies.

source Odunlade.blogspot.com/2013/08/moment-unarmed-protester-confronting.html


-- ThoRam (m) at 17-08-2013 10:04AM
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Sad story
 
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