Shaimaa El Sabbagh, a 31-year-old member of the Socialist Popular Alliance was killed Saturday near Tahrir Square after being shot by security forces, the group claimed.
Confirming her death in statements to Daily News, a member of the alliance said their members organised a small protest near Talaat Harb Street, close to Tahrir Square and to the party’s headquarters in downtown Cairo.
“She was shot with birdshot three times, two of them in the eye and head,” the member who spoke in a shaky tone said.
The member said two of her colleagues were also injured from birdshot.
“Security forces immediately dispersed the march with force despite efforts of the protesters to ‘talk it out,” he said.
The group claimed a few more members were arrested and the party’s secretary general was beaten and taken into custody.
The incident comes to mark the fourth anniversary of 25 January Revolution.