Police brutality in Cairo – level 3
A riot erupts in a Cairo suburb after a man was shot and killed by a police officer amid an argument over the price of a cup of tea.
This video footage, shot by a witness and obtained by the Reuters News Agency, shows how an angry crowd surrounded a police car after the incident on Tuesday. Inside is another officer, who had reportedly been accompanying the shooter when the row broke out in the eastern Cairo suburb of Rehab. On the ground, a blanket covers what is believed to be a body.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that a policeman got into an argument with a vendor over the price of a drink and shot him dead, injuring two others in the process.
The killing is the latest in a series of incidents in recent months that have fuelled public anger in Egypt over alleged police brutality.
Difficult words: riot (a violent protest), amid (during), erupt (to begin), obtain (to get), accompany (to be somewhere with somebody), row (an argument, a fight), vendor (a person who sells something), fuel verb (power), alleged (said to be true without proof).
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