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Category: Religious News
Egypt - Christians
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Attackers in Egypt's capital have thrown
rocks and broken glass at a march by Coptic Christians.
About 400 Christians marched to mark the end of 40 days of
mourning after sectarian clashes that killed 27 people, most of
The violence in October began when about 1,000 Christians tried
to stage a peaceful sit-in outside the state television building.
The protesters said they were attacked by "thugs" with sticks and
the violence spiraled out of control after a speeding military
vehicle jumped onto a sidewalk and crushed some Christians.
A witness says attackers on Thursday threw stones, bricks and
broken glass on the marchers from an apartment building. Clashes
broke out and 10 people were injured, two of them seriously.
Sectarian tensions have been building across Egypt since the
18-day uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February. Coptic Christians, who make up about 10
percent of Egypt's population, have long complained of state