US President Donald Trump’s caused a storm of controversy on Wednesday after he retweeted Islamophobic clips posted by the leader of a far-right British group.
But in Egypt, one of the videos that Trump posted was already highly controversial for years.
This amateur video footage which Trump retweeted was thought to be filmed on 5 July 2013 in Alexandria as celebrations were held days after Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was ousted on 3 July. Clashes broke out in the city’s Sidi Gaber district, reportedly leaving 18 people dead.
Previous reports about the video, including a BBC interview with the father of a teenager killed in the incident, described those filmed on the roof as Morsi supporters who were protesting for his return.
Badr Houssana said his 19-year-old son, Hamad, had been watching a protest in support of the deposed president when gunfire broke out. He and several others ran into the apartment building and were chased onto the roof by protesters.
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