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Egypt: church attacked on 4th anniversary of ‘Arab Spring’

January 27, 2015

Four years after the Arab Spring uprising that led to the overthrow of longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood took to the streets against the current government.

Over 20 people were killed in the clashes, and 500 arrests were made, according to the Egyptian news site Aswat Masriya.

Among the dead are three Coptic Christians, including a child, according to the Fides news agency. Protestors fired shots at a church in Maadi, a district of Cairo, and state security forces closed roads around churches to prevent attacks elsewhere.

 
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