The Connecticut chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations is organizing a rally today to condemn the use of deadly force against pro-democracy demonstrators in Egypt and the burning of churches, said Mongi Dhaouadi, executive director of CAIR-CT, in a press release.

Egyptian-Americans, joined by several Muslim and community members, will hold a press conference at noon at the New Haven Register, 40 Sargent Drive, in New Haven. After, the group will join other protesters at a 3 p.m. rally in front of the Old State House building in Hartford.

More than 500 people have died in Egypt since Wednesday in clashes between the interim government and President Mohammed Morsi's supporters, the Associated Press reports.

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