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Copts end Egypt sit-in protest - TV

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Sunday ,22 May 2011

Copts end Egypt sit-in protest - TV

CAIRO - Coptic Christians end their 12-day protest outside the official TV building, a leading protester said Friday evening.

 "The decision to end the sit-in was taken after the release of Copts arrested in a dispute over a church in (the northern Cairo district of ) Ain Shams," Bishop Mtees Nasr said.
        The Copts had stayed outside the TV building near the Cairo Nile in protest against attacks against two churches in the working-class neighbourhood of Imbaba in which 15 Muslims and Copts were killed earlier this month.