Toronto man killed by sniper in Egyptian clashes

August 17, 2013 7:33 pm 0 comments Views: 570


Amr Kassem, shown with his wife Asmaa Hussein and their baby daughter Ruqaya, was shot dead during a protest in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Friday. The Toronto couple was in Egypt to visit Kassem’s parents.

Asmaa Hussein couldn’t stop calling her husband Amr Kassem to make sure he was safe.

The Toronto resident was in the streets of the Egyptian city of Alexandria Friday, protesting the killing of hundredsduring a bloody military crackdown in Cairo earlier in the week. He had just attended the funeral of a protester shot in those clashes when he joined the crowd.

Don’t worry, Kassem reassured his wife over and over. It’s a peaceful protest. He would come home soon to her and their 9-month-old daughter Ruqaya.

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