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Thousands March in Cairo to Mark Anniversary of Maspero Massacre

Thousands of protestors started a march in central Cairo today to mark the one-year anniversary of clashes that killed 27 protesters, mostly Coptic Christians, at the Maspero state radio and television building.

The march, accompanied by funeral music, is organised by a number of groups including the April 6 Youth Movement and the Popular Current. Protestors are demanding justice for those killed when military and security forces violently dispersed a peaceful march against assaults on Coptic churches.

To contact the reporter on this story: Salma El Wardany in Cairo at selwardany@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Riad Hamade at rhamade@bloomberg.net

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