Mohamed El-Shafie’s Funeral Part II

On Tuesday, March 5 , a group of activists,  friends and family of  Mohamed El-Shafie gathered for his funeral at Omar Makram Mosque. They chanted many slogans like: “The people want to execute the thug” and “Mohamed,  your blood is freeing the country.” The funeral went through Tahrir Square before going to Damietta to bury [...]

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Friends and family say their goodbyes to Mohamed El-Shafie as his body is being taken to Damietta for burial on March 5. El-Shafei disappeared on Jan. 29, 2013 and his body was found during late February.

On Tuesday, March 5 , a group of activists,  friends and family of  Mohamed El-Shafie gathered for his funeral at Omar Makram Mosque.

They chanted many slogans like: “The people want to execute the thug” and “Mohamed,  your blood is freeing the country.”

The funeral went through Tahrir Square before going to Damietta to bury his body.  The security powers didn’t show any mercy to El-Shafie even after his death. Security attacked the funeral with tear gas, resulting in clashes between security and protesters. As the clashes continued, El-Shafie’s family went to Damietta with his body.

Photos and video report by Mostafa Bassim.

جنازة محمد الشافعي – Mohamed El-Shafie’s Funeral 

تجمع عدد من النشطاء و اهالي و اصدقاء محمد الشافعي امام مسجد عُمر مكرم ظهر اليوم الثلاثاء 5 مارس لتشييع جنازته, و رددوا هتافات عديده مثل ” الشعب يريد إعدام السفاح – محمد شافعي يا ولد دمك بيحرر بلد”. انطلقت الجنازه لتجوب انحاء الميدان قبل التوجه الى دمياط و لكن قوات الأمن لم تكن رحيمه مع محمد حتى بعد موته هاجمت القوات المسيره بالغاز المسيل للدموع مما ادى الى غضب العديد من الشباب و قاموا بالاشتباك مع قوات الأمن و اجبروهم على التراجع و اتجه اهالي الشهيد الى دمياط و استمرت الاشتباكات بين الشباب و الأمن.