Cairo: Student shot and killed by policeman
Police brutality played a large role in recent historical government turnovers in Egypt. [dw]
Clashes between residents and police erupted on Sunday in Cairo after a policeman shot and killed a student following an argument, security officials said.
The student was shot by the policeman after the two had an argument when their vehicles crashed into each other in the capital's northern Amiriya neighborhood, stated the Jordan Times.
When residents learned of the shooting, they surrounded the police station. Fighting followed, security officials and state media reported, adding that gunshots were heard.
Police brutality is a highly sensitive issue in Egypt as it was a prominent action causing the 2011 revolt against long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak, who was eventually ousted after the 18-day uprising.