Egypt protester killed outside Cabinet: Officials

Officials say over 40 people have been killed across Egypt in 8 days of protests demanding the end of military rule.

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2011, 14:47 PM IST

Cairo: Egyptian medical officials say that one demonstrator has been killed outside the country`s Cabinet building, where protesters have camped overnight to prevent the entrance of the country`s newly-appointed Prime Minister.

Witnesses say that the protester was killed when an Army vehicle ran over him early Saturday.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Thousands more demonstrators are gathered in the capital`s Tahrir Square. Officials say more than 40 people have been killed across the country in eight days of protests demanding the end of military rule.

The military`s choice of Kamal el-Ganzouri, who served as prime minister between 1996 and 1999 under deposed president Hosni Mubarak, has deepened the anger of the protesters.

Bureau Report