Hundreds of Egyptian-American protesters marched from the White House to the the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to show solidarity with their fellow Coptic Christians who were killed recently in Egypt.

The protesters gathered late Wednesday to ask the U.S. to stop giving aid to an Egyptian military, which they accuse of killing “Coptic Christians.”

They say the Egyptian government has been unable or unwilling to protect Coptics, who are vastly outnumbered in the mainly Muslim country.

On October 9, at least 23 people were killed and 150 injured in Cairo  when a protest by Coptic Christians over the recent burning of a church escalated into rioting against military rule.

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