- Posted November 26, 2012 by
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Protests in Egypt: Your experiences
Thousands march in Cairo for the funeral of 16 year old activist killed in the recent clashes with police
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
Thousands of Egyptians marched in the funeral of 16 year old activist Gaber Salah, also know as Jika, on Monday, November 26. The funeral marched from Tahrir square, passing through Mohamed Mahmoud street and finally reached the cemetery where Jika was buried. Jika was killed in recent clashed that took place between protesters and police in Mohamed Mahmoud street on the anniversary of last year's Mohamed Mahmoud clashes. Jika was killed by the police after being shot with birdshots in his head and chest. People stood in lines on the sides Tahrir square and Mohamed Mahmoud streets to provide a path for Jika's coffin. Everyone was crying. There was a general feeling of anger, sorrow, grief and pain. There were no political chants. There were flags with pictures of Jika on them. Also his picture joined pictures of other martyrs on the walls of Mohamed Mahmoud street. After his burial people marched back to Tahrir square and chanted against Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Ministry of Interior.