'Chaos and Bloodshed': 25 Die in Cairo as Egyptian Military Attacks Coptic Christian Protesters

12 Oct 2011

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In Egypt, at least two dozen people died on Sunday when the Egyptian military attacked a large gathering of Coptic Christian protesters. The violence broke out after a protest in Cairo against an attack on a church in Aswan province last week.

Democracy Now correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous was in Cairo and witnessed the killings. "Then the military attacked. They came rushing forward, beating anyone in their path. Then they started opening fire. The sound of gunfire filled the air," said Kouddous. "It was really a scene of chaos, a scene of bloodshed, the likes of which I have not seen since the revolution here in Cairo. And the reaction of the army does not bode well for the future."

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Editor's Note: You might also be interested in "Egyptians Chant 'Muslims Christians Are One' as Military Viciously Attacks Protest" from The Real News Network.

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