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Egyptians protest against sectarian violence

By Daniel Finnan

Liberal and left-wing MPs held a sit-in at the Shura Council Monday, calling for the dismissal of the country's interior minister after the weekend attack on Coptic Christians. There were also small protests in Alexandria and Cairo's Abbasiya district. Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has condemned the violence and called for an immediate investigation. What's behind the sectarian clashes?


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