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Coptic Maspero sit-in marred by violence

Second day of Coptic sit-in in Maspero brings violent clashes despite military presence

Salma El-Wardani, Monday 9 May 2011
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Crowds rampage through the streets of Cairo, in renewed sectarian violence, as various groups of Christians and Muslims throw rocks at each other during clashes near the city centre in Cairo (Photo: AP)
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Violence broke out all of a sudden at noon in the Coptic sit-in in Maspero as military forces ‎try to contain the situation. ‎
    
Hundreds hurled stones and other missiles at each other outside the State Radio and ‎Television building in the mass brawl.‎
    
Copts staged the sit-in in Maspero to protest against sectarian violence in the wake of ‎deadly attacks on two churches in Imbaba Saturday.  ‎

 

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