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Clashes in Luxor after an Egyptian citizen was shot dead by a police officer

The Awamiya area in Luxor in southern Egypt witnessed violent clashes tonight between security forces and protesters angry at the killing of a village youth by the security forces.

According to local sources and activists, special police forces killed Awais al-Rawi during the raids that took place at dawn on Wednesday, when he expressed his objection to the police arresting his brother.

The sources added that the officer shot the narrator in the head and killed him, after which the village turned into a military barracks, where large numbers of troops and armored vehicles arrived in an attempt to counter the anger of the people.

These events come after a full week of demonstrations in the regions several In Egypt, in protest against the deterioration of the standard of living and against a law that requires citizens to pay heavy fines to avoid demolishing their homes on the grounds that they violate building requirements.

The demonstrations took place at the invitation of the actor Mohamed Ali, who owned a contracting company that worked with the army, before leaving Egypt and starting to uncover incidents of corruption and waste of public money in which Sisi and a number of army commanders were involved.




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