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Journalist Shot, Killed Covering Protests In Egypt

CAIRO, EGYPT - MARCH 26:  Activists gather in front of the Cairo University to protest the criminal court in Minya, condemned
CAIRO, EGYPT - MARCH 26: Activists gather in front of the Cairo University to protest the criminal court in Minya, condemned 528 Morsi supporters to death on March 26, 2014 in the capital Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian riot police intervene the demonstrator with tear gas during the protests. (Photo by Ahmed Taranh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

New York, March 28, 2014--An Egyptian journalist was shot dead in Cairo today while covering deadly clashes, according to news reports. Mayada Ashraf was a reporter for the daily Al-Dustour. She had covered previous protests for the paper, the reports said.

The clashes stemmed from nationwide demonstrations by Muslim Brotherhood members who were protesting Army Chief Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi's announcement on Wednesday that he would resign from the army and run for president later this year.

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