Four were killed in clashes which erupted near the Shubra Al-Kheima police station on Saturday after a civilian was shot dead by a police officer during a drug raid.
The clashes came to a halt Sunday morning, leaving at least 12 injured, reported state-owned news agency MENA. Among the injured were two police officers and a police conscript.
The man killed, Mahrous Mohamed Mahrous, a civilian working for an organisation affiliated with the Arab League, was on his balcony as police pursued alleged drug dealers down the street, reported state-owned Al-Ahram. The precise events which led to Mahrous’ shooting remain unknown. He was killed instantly however and his death sparked widespread protests.
Inhabitants of the Shubra Al-Kheima neighbourhood blocked the Bahtim-Shubra road in protest over Mahrous’ death. Protesters then attacked the Shubra Al-Kheima police station with Molotov cocktails, MENA reported. Police forces used teargas to disperse the crowd.
Qalyoubeya security forces later reinforced the police station with extra manpower and armoured vehicles in anticipation of further violence.