Salah al-Din Hassan,
37-year-old reporter with independent news website Shaab Masr (Egyptian People), was killed
by a homemade bomb
thrown by an unidentified person while covering a demonstration against
President Mohamed Morsi in the city of Port Said, the website reported. The
bomb was hurled at protesters in Shuhada Square; Hassan picked it up to throw
it away but it exploded, killing him and injuring 16 others, according to news reports. Ayda
Sobh, Hassan’s mother, blamed Morsi’s supporters, according to the reports.
Hassan’s death came as millions of Egyptians took to the
streets that weekend seeking Morsi’s resignation. At least 16
people were killed and 781 injured across the country on June 30 alone, news reports
said, citing the Ministry of Health.