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Egypt: Copts press government for action after violence near Pyramids

Catholic World News - December 13, 2010

Coptic Christians in Egypt are pressing the government of President Hosni Mubarak for disciplinary action against officials who authorized the use of deadly force against Coptic demonstrators at a construction site near the Pyramids.

Four people were killed, and dozens injured, when police opened fire on November 24 on a crowd of demonstrators protesting the government’s refusal to allow construction to continue at a site where Copts plan to build a new church. Over 150 demonstrators were arrested, and remain in custody.

Christians and human-rights activists have joined in the appeal to the government, noting that while attacks on Christians by Muslim extremists have occurred elsewhere in Egypt, in this case the violent attack came from government officials.

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