Foul Play Out of Field: Egyptian Islamist MP Headbutts Photographer

Published March 14th, 2012 - 05:00 GMT
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A parliamentary MP has issued an apology for head-butting a photographer earlier on Tuesday.

The MP Mohamed El-Kurshi, of the Freedom and Justice Party, said that assaulting photographer Fady Ezzat of the daily El Shorouk newspaper was an unintended act.

“It was an impulsive act and I openly and honestly apologise for it,” El Kurshi said. “I consider [the photographer] like a son to me.”

The incident took place after El-Kurshi got angry at Ezzat for photographing a worker’s protest that had erupted outside the parliament on Tuesday and head-butted him after a heated verbal exchange.


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