CAIRO (AP) -- Health and security officials say a protester has been killed in clashes between rock-throwing demonstrators and police near Tahrir Square in central Cairo.
The officials say the protester died Monday on the way to the hospital after being shot. It is the first fatality in Cairo since clashes erupted around Friday's second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
The death takes to at least 56 the number of people killed in Egypt's latest bout of political turmoil.
It also comes one day after the country's Islamist president declared a state of emergency in three provinces worst hit by the violence and vowed to deal "firmly and forcefully" with the unrest roiling the country.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief the media.