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EU condemns Egypt violence that has left 24 dead

EU condemns Egypt violence that has left 24 dead

European Union foreign ministers have condemned the worst sectarian violence in Egypt since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February.
EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said Monday it was up to Egypt "to protect your people, whoever they are, wherever they come from or whatever belief or faith they have."
At least 24 people were killed and more than 200 injured in Sunday night's violence in Cairo. Christian protesters say their sit-in demonstration at the state television building was attacked by thugs in plainclothes.
The rioting lasted late into the night, bringing out a deployment of more than 1,000 security forces and armored vehicles to defend the state television building.
Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal says "so many people being killed in this mayhem is very worrisome indeed."


Updated : 2021-10-18 01:07 GMT+08:00