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Islamic lynch mob waving Al Qaeda banners throw terrified teenage boy off 20ft ledge before beating him to death
- Teenagers thrown off rooftop ledge by Morsi supporters in Alexandria
- Were celebrating ousting of Islamist leader when they met pro-Morsi mob
- One of the members of the mob were carrying an al-Qaeda flag
- Two boys are thrown off the ledge and beaten as they lie motionless
- One of them, aged 19, was killed, according to local media
By Sara Malm
PUBLISHED: 04:30 EST, 7 July 2013 | UPDATED: 05:22 EST, 7 July 2013
A teenager has been killed in Egypt after an Islamist mob threw him off a ledge on top of a roof and beat him as he lay dying, local media reports.
The young man, identified as Hamada Badr, 19, and his three friends were caught on camera hiding from a large group who had chased them onto a terrace in Alexandria.
The video, apparently filmed with a mobile phone camera from across the road, show the four teenagers escaping onto a 20ft ledge during violent protests on Friday.
Terror: The video, apparently filmed with a mobile phone camera from a rooftop across the road, show the four teenage boys escaping onto a 20ft ledge atop a roof in Alexandria as the mob gathers around them
Trapped: The mob gather around the young men as the fourth teen manages to climb onto to ledge, and they begin throwing rocks at them to get them down
The violent mob on the street appear to have chased them to the roof and the boys climb onto the structure as a group of agitated men gather around them.
The boys had been out celebrating the ousting of Islamist president Muhammad Morsi, when they ran into the former leader’s supporters, one of the boys’ father told Al Arabiya.
After both sides traded insults, the large group forced the boys to flee onto the building in Alexandria’s Sidi Jaber area.
As the teenagers huddle on top of the 20ft ledge the mob begin throwing rocks and larger items at them and attempt to climb after them.
A member of the aggressive roof-mob, a bearded man in a white top, is seen carrying a black-and-white al-Qaeda flag.
GRAPHIC CONTENT: Teens pushed off roof in Egypt
Victim: The first teenager falls off the ledge and lies motionless as the mob gathers around his body
Attack: The boy does not move as the men close up on him and begin beating him
Fatal: The second boy, in red, is brought off the ledge and shortly before the camera moves away, the aggressive Islamist mob can be seen beating the teenagers, one of which reportedly died
Shortly afterwards two of the boys are thrown off the ledge and are savagely beaten as they lay injured on the roof.
Hamada Badr, aged 19, was killed in the lynch mob attack, Al Arabiya said.
‘Do you know the teen that they killed and disfigured his body and threw from the fifth floor is only 19 and four days,’ Mohammed Badr, father of the killed teen, told el-Watan News.
‘All he was guilty of was that he was on the roof of the building, celebrating the ousting of Morsi. But the Brotherhood waged a war against whoever was celebrating Morsi’s departure.
‘After throwing him, they wanted to do the same with the others, but people in the neighbourhood stopped them,’ Badr’s father said.
Islamist supporter: A man with a long beard wearing a white tank top and jeans carried the black-and-white flag of Al-Qaeda
Nowhere to run: The group on the roof was only a small part of the large Morsi-supporter mob which had chased the boys into the building in Alexandria
After the video began circulating online, a Facebook group run by an opposition ground calling themselves ‘Six April Students’, posted a picture of a handsome, young man they claim is Hamada Badr, blaming ‘Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups’ for his death.
Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast, has been at the centre of some of the most violent protests during the recent political unrest in the country.
On the day the video was filmed, twelve people were killed in clashes in the Egyptian, Mr Amr Nasr, head of emergency services in the city, said.
He also told the state news agency MENA that around 200 were injured. Most of the fatalities were from gunshot wounds.
On Saturday, at least 60 people were injured in clashes in Alexandria after Muslim Brotherhood supporters marched against a rally of Morsi-opponents in Sidi Jaber, the very same area where the video was recorded the day before, local news reported.