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Christians and Muslims clash in Egyptian capital

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    By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI, Associated Press Hadeel Al-shalchi, Associated Press – 20 mins ago

    CAIRO – Clashes between Christians and Muslims escalated on Tuesday with thousands of people burning tires, smashing parked cars and cutting off a main road despite military moves to control a day of violent protests in Egypt's capital.

    Tensions have been simmering between Egypt's minority Christian community and its Muslim majority after a Muslim mob burned a church in a Cairo suburb. Egypt's military rulers have since pledged to rebuild the church and Prime Minister Essam Sharaf met Monday with the protesters outside the state-television building.

    On Tuesday, thousands of Christians demonstrated in locations around the city, saying they were being persecuted. But several of the gatherings descended into violence when the two sides confronted each other in the streets.

    About 2,000 people cut off a main road running on the eastern side of the city and pelted motorists with rocks. A crowd of garbage collectors known as the zabaleen — who are predominantly Christians — also demonstrated on a main street near their neighborhood demanding equal rights and better quality of life.

    Christians and Muslims clash in Egyptian capital - Yahoo! News
     
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    Waislam kila kukicha ni wao tu.
     
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    Sasa haya ndio matokea ya maandamano ya kung'oa tawala za arabuni? Yaleyale ya udini yameanza kuwatafuna.
     
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