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Sunday
May082011

Muslims and Christians Clash in Egypt

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO, Egypt) -- Violence continued between two religious groups in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday.

A violent encounter erupted just off of Tahrir Square when groups of Coptic Christians tried to stage a sit-in outside of the State TV building and became involved in a clash with some Muslims, according to a report by the Al Ahram newspaper. Both groups reportedly hurled rocks at each other during the clash. It is unknown if anyone was injured in the violence.

The sit-in was reportedly in response to 12 people being killed and 230 people bing injured on Saturday during a march by Salafists near a Coptic church located in a Cairo suburb.

In response to the weekend violence, government officials released a statement on Sunday, saying that an “iron hand” would be used to protect national security.

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