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Old 10-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default 17 dead in clashes between Coptic Christians and Egyptian sercurity forces

This began as a peaceful protest by Copts in reaction to some earlier incidents as well as the military government. Some reports say that at some point, the protesters were attacked by "thugs" throwing rocks, etc. At that point Egyptian security forces stepped in. Vehicles were set on fire, people were run over, a soldier was killed and the security forces began firing on the crowd. Details are still sketchy.

The death toll varies from 6 to 17, with possibly dozens injured. Attacks on Copts aren't uncommon but this is a much larger incident than usual.

http://english.alarabiya.net/article...09/170992.html
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:15 PM   #2
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This began as a peaceful protest by Copts in reaction to some earlier incidents as well as the military government. Some reports say that at some point, the protesters were attacked by "thugs" throwing rocks, etc. At that point Egyptian security forces stepped in. Vehicles were set on fire, people were run over, a soldier was killed and the security forces began firing on the crowd. Details are still sketchy.

The death toll varies from 6 to 17, with possibly dozens injured. Attacks on Copts aren't uncommon but this is a much larger incident than usual.

http://english.alarabiya.net/article...09/170992.html
Death toll is now at 24.
This incident in Cairo sparked several others around the country.
Very bad situation.
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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/worl...h-clashes.html

EGYPT: Coptic Church lashes out at military over deadly violence
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