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Egyptian presenter cuts her hair on TV in an ‘expression of anger’

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A low-profile Egyptian presenter decided to cut her hair on live television in an expression of anger towards last week’s deadly militant attack against police officers.

“Allow me to end my program today as Manal the Egyptian citizen, rather than a professional presenter,” Presenter Manal Khalid said on her TV program on Thursday

Khalid started calling for immediate executions of the perpetrators behind last Friday’s militant attack, which killed 16 police officers in Egypt’s western desert.

She then said that in line with traditions from Upper Egypt, women cut their hair in a vow of vengeance for their murdered loved ones.

“I’m like every woman from Upper Egypt who would cut her hair until vengeance is taken,” Khalid said.

While holding her hair in one hand and a pair of scissors in the other, Khalid said that it was her way to express anger over the attack.