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Egypt doctors rally against police assaults

Egypt doctors rally against police assaults

In Egypt's biggest public protest in more than two years, thousands of doctors gathered Friday to demand justice for two physicians allegedly assaulted by police.

Their union, known as the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, announced that if the accused police officers are not brought to justice before Feb. 26, doctors will start providing free medical care for citizens at public hospitals across the country.

Outside the union headquarters near downtown Cairo, doctors carried banners reading "living, freedom and dignity" and chanted "We won't surrender! We won't bail out!"

"We have come in thousands today to call for dignity for doctors," said...