Video shows anti-Morsi protesters thrown off a building in Egypt
A combo of image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube on July 5, 2013, shows an unidentified group of men taking refuge atop of a building while being surrounded by another group of men (Top-L), hurled of a ledge onto the roof of a building (Top-R, Bottom-L), and then beaten (Bottom-R) (Youtube / AFP)
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Egyptian activists circulated on Saturday an online video showing what appeared to be Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamad Morsi throwing two young men off a building during clashes in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
On Friday, clashes between opponents and supporters of Morsi flared in Egypt, killing at least 46 people nationwide, with the heaviest death toll registered in Alexandria.
The footage of the young men thrown off a building in Alexandria’s Sidi Jaber has been widely circulated.
One of the young men was killed; he was identified as Hamada Badr and activists say he was celebrating Mursi’s ouster when he came into encounter with Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
“Do you know the teen that they killed and disfigured his body and threw from the fifth floor is only 19 and four days,” Mohammed Badr, father of the killed teen, told el-Watan News in an interview published Saturday.
“All he was guilty of was that he was on the roof of the building, celebrating the ouster of Morsi. But the Brotherhood waged a war against whoever was celebrating Mursi’s departure!” Badr said.
He said during a Brotherhood protest, his son went out and threw stones at them. They reacted violently and killed his son, he said.
The video showed an Islamist carrying a black al-Qaeda flag around the building where Badr’s son was besieged.
“After throwing him, they wanted to do the same with the others, but people in the neighborhood stopped them.” Badr’s father said.
The Facebook group belonging to opposition group “Six April Students,” posted a picture they said was Badr thrown off the Sidi Jaber building in Alexandria on Friday by the “Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups.”
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