Egypt protester killed in Suez: witnesses


A protester was killed on Friday in the Egyptian canal city of Suez during clashes with police in which trucks were torched and a police station overrun, witnesses said.

Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse crowds, witnesses said, naming the man who died as Hamada Labib al-Sayyed, a 30-year-old driver.

Protesters torched eight police trucks and set fire to the police station in the Al-Arbain area, forcing police to flee the area and allowing protesters to seize weapons.

The clashes come as mass anti-government rallies demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak gained momentum throughout the country.