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Egypt marks five years since ‘Rabaa massacre’

Human Rights Watch said attack on a sit-in protest of Mohamed Morsi supporters in Cairo in 2013, was ‘the largest mass killing in Egypt’s modern history’.

It has been five years since at least 1,000 people were killed by security forces in Rabaa Square, in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.

Human Rights Watch described it as “the largest mass killing in Egypt’s modern history”.

The group was protesting against the coup which deposed the democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi.

The effects are still being felt in Egypt five years on.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports.