Egypt Protester Shot at Close Range


The Telegraph: "Shot at close range as he stood, arms aloft, in front of the tanks, Ahmed Hashem Rashwan had the makings of a martyr to Egypt’s military coup. References to Tiananmen Square have proliferated in today’s Egypt, and as the video camera rolled unseen behind him, he appeared to be recreating a celebrated image from 24 years ago. The result was startlingly different. Shots are heard ringing out; the slender figure in a white shirt crumples and folds over, rising from the ground and then collapsing again, writhing before becoming still. Close examination shows the back of the shirt puffing out at the moment of impact. Whatever hit him came out the other side: this was live ammunition, not birdshot." Read more at…


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