Egypt: town riots after police kill woman

More than a hundred Egyptians attacked police with rocks and sticks in the town of Samalut south of Cairo on Oct. 9 after a pregnant woman died during a police search of her home. Mervat Salam Abdel Fatah, in late pregnancy, died of internal bleeding when police shoved her to the floor after she refused to allow them into her home, authorities said. Police had a warrant for her brother-in-law, accused of theft. Police responded to the spontaneous uprising with tear gas. One officer was reported hospitalized. (Middle East Online, Oct. 9)

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