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'Green man' shot dead after storming Egypt's media production city

The Egyptian man was shot by security personnel [Twitter]

Date of publication: 17 July, 2020

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The "Green Man" was shot by security forces when he stormed in carrying a knife and shouting "God is Great".
An Egyptian man painted in green was shot upon storming Egypt's media production city outside Cairo, local media reported Thursday.

The "Green Man" was shot by security forces when he stormed in carrying a knife and shouting "God is Great".

The Egyptian man, who was naked from the waist up, reportedly wounded two officers before being shot, Egyptian media reported.

The man was in his thirties and working as a farmer in the Beheira Governorate, The New Arab's Arabic-language outlet reported quoting anonymous sources. 

Egyptian social media users have criticised the security forces' response, according to The New Arab's Arabic-language service, saying they could have shot him in his feet rather than killing him as a first reponse. 

A video of his death was shared widely on Twitter along with the Arabic hashtag #TheGreenMan (#الرجل_الأخضر).

Egyptians expressed sympathy with the man, saying there was no regard for whether he was suffering from mental illness.

Egypt's Media Production City is an information and media complex based outside Cairo. 

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