Activist’s death drives new wave of anger in Egypt
Mina Daniel, a 20-year-old Coptic Christian, protested for more than a year against poverty, human rights abuses, and discrimination. He became one of the young leaders of the revolution that toppled Egypt’s president in February. His revolutionary spirit prompted him to grow a beard like Argentine Marxist icon Che Guevara. On Oct. 9, the 44th anniversary of Guevara’s death, Daniel was facing Egyptian security forces in downtown Cairo when he died like his hero, a bullet apparently fired by a soldier piercing his chest.