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Funerals held for Muslim Brotherhood "martyrs"


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Funerals held for Muslim Brotherhood "martyrs"

Funerals for three protesters killed during this week’s bloody violence in Egypt have taken place at Cairo’s al-Azhar Mosque.

The men – all followers of the largest Islamic party, the Muslim Brotherhood – died in clashes with anti-government protesters on Wednesday.

After prayers, mourners flooded onto the streets carrying the men’s coffins. They chanted pro-Islamic slogans and held up pictures of the men.

“Martyr, sleep and rest,” screamed one man.

A woman shouted: “They will be considered martyrs, God willing.”

As well as the seven killed, hundreds more were injured in Wednesday’s violence outside the presidential palace.

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