Egypt demonstrators mark killing of Christians

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CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptians are holding candles, waving pictures of slain protesters and demanding retribution from former generals while marking the second anniversary of the killing of 26 people, mostly Christians, in a military crackdown.

Some chanted “down with military rule” — a famous slogan from the chaotic military-led transition period after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

The “Maspero Massacre,” named after the state TV building where armored vehicles rolled over bodies of Christian protesters on Oct. 9 2011, was one of the worst incidents of state-perpetrated violence during the military rule.

Some demonstrators Wednesday rejected the anti-military chants, describing the army as a savior for its July 3 overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after millions marched demanding his resignation for abuse of power.

 

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