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Egypt - Nov 11, 2011 - 10:43

Last modified: 11 Nov 2011 07:43

Mosireen, a non-profit media centre formed in Cairo after the revolution, has produced a short documentary showing how Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has repeatedly used force to crush protests, culminating in the crackdown at Egypt's state television and radio building, Maspero, on October 9.

A mostly Christian demonstration marched to Maspero that night to protest how the army had previously dispersed an earlier protest against the demolition of a church in far southern Egypt. At least 26 people, most of them Christians, died when the army used live ammunition and APCs to shoot and run over the marchers, according to witnesses and video.

Note: The film includes graphic scenes of violence and dead bodies.