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Hani Atalla

Remembering Those Who Were Slain

[28 October 2011, protesters march to Maspero demanding justice for those who were killed on 9 October 2011 by the security forces. Protesters wearing shirts in Arabic that read:

Thousands of Coptic Christians marched down the streets of Cairo demanding equal citizenship. The chants were loud, the slogans rhymed, and the resolve was unwavering. The date: first week of October 2011; the cause: a series of incidents of sectarian violence against the Christians of Egypt. As a sign of rejection of the status quo, a number of symbolic and peaceful demonstrations were scheduled in different parts of Egypt during that time. In Cairo, the plan was to camp ...

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Hani Atalla

 

 Hani Atalla is an independent researcher.