Video: Egyptian protester Shot down after standing ground in front of army tank

Corky Siemaszko
NY Daily News
August 17, 2013

It was a scene straight out of Tiananmen Square but set in Egypt, with an unarmed young men standing defiantly in front of a tank and daring them to shoot.

Only this time, they did.

A shot fired by somebody inside the vehicle pierced the daring Egyptian’s body and left him writhing to the ground, a display of naked brutality by the country’s military regime that was caught on a video that quickly went viral Friday.

His name, or whether he managed to survive being shot at point blank range, was not known.

But the outrage happened in Ismailia, a bustling burg west of Suez Canal that calls itself “The City of Beauty and Enchantment.”

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