A 37-year-old Egyptian woman, Abir Ahmad Khalil, was brutally assaulted by three brothers after she refused to give them cigarettes for free. The incident happened on Thursday in the supermarket she runs in Sidi Salem in Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, north of Egypt.
The three men asked for the cigarettes, which she gave them and demanded they pay for it. They refused to pay so she tried to take the cigarettes back but they attacked her with fists and with wooden sticks, seriously injuring her in the process.
Many Egyptians took to social media to voice sympathy for Abir. (Al Arabiya)