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Egyptians protest police abuse


Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Alexandria in Egypt.

They were demonstrating against the death in police custody of a twenty eight year old man.

The protestors say Khaled Said had been beaten to death.

“We object to the killing, to emergency regulations, and to laws which deny Egyptians their rights,” says an opposition Parliamentarian.

The protest was attended by Mohamed ElBaradei, the former United Nations nuclear expert.

He’s not ruled out standing in next year’s presidential elections.

“We are here to support ElBaradei. We are protesting against torture, and unfair imprisonment,” says a demonstrator.

A second autopsy on Said’s body suggests he died from asphyxia.

He was arrested after publicising alleged police corruption.

His death has become a rallying point for the opposition who are angry at the continued use of emergency regulations.

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