Christians and Police Clash Violently in Egypt

Monday, October 10, 2011

In the worst incident of violence in Egypt since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February, 24 people died, and more than 200 were wounded after a protest in Cairo turned violent on Sunday. Christians protesting a recent attack against a Coptic church in Aswan province were attacked by police. Thousands filled the streets chanting, "the people want to bring down the field marshal," in reference to Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and the military council that has ruled Egypt since February.

David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, and Youssef Sidhom, chief editor of Watani, the Copt newspaper, talk about the incident, and what it means as Egypt heads into its first democratic elections.

Guests:

Youssef Sidhom

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Is this the "Arab Spring" that many "progressive" protesters want for the US?
While praising Steve Jobs, was he not the billionaire corporate executive we are all supposed to despise?
Can we add this to the already huge heap of incoherence going on with the OWS protests?

Oct. 10 2011 10:46 AM

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