Cairo Clashes Kill at Least 24

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Rioting in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday reportedly killed at least 24 people and left more than 200 injured.

It was Egypt's worst sectarian violence since the uprising that pushed out former president Hosni Mubarak in February, according to an Associated Press report.

The violence erupted after Christians held a sit-in in front of the state television station to protest what they say is the ruling military council's failure to clamp down on anti-Christian attacks since Mubarak's ouster, the news service reported.

Two protesters said their group had planned a peaceful demonstration but thugs had attacked them with stones and pellet guns, according to the report. They added that a military vehicle had driven onto a sidewalk and run over protesters.

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Although some Muslims had joined the Christian protesters to chant against the military's violence, other Muslims later attacked the demonstrators and drove them away from the television building, the report said.

After the military vehicle had driven into the crowd, protesters set fire to other military vehicles as well as private cars, the report added.

Security forces later fired tear gas to force away protesters, according to the AP. But clashes then moved to nearby Tahrir Square, which was the center of protests against Mubarak.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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