Opposition montage of the funeral march for 16-year-old Hassan AlJazeeri on Saturday
Ahmed Abdullah, known as Abu Islam, is already on trial for tearing up a Bible during a protest outside the US embassy in Cairo in September over the American-produced film "The Innocence of Muslims", which denigrated the Prophet Mohammed.
An official source within the ministry has said that meetings are being held with Ministry of Petroleum officials to solve the crisis. The two ministries are considering opening an additional source of funding for diesel subsidies through a law giving the Minister of Finance the power to approve additional credits.
The government's subsidies for diesel fuel are currently estimated at LE50 billion (about $7.43 billion).