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March against persecution of Copts comes under attack

Stones thrown and gun shots fired as demonstration against sectarian violence in Egypt draws venom

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Oct 2011
Shubra march
Protesters march to highlight violence against Copts in Egypt (Photo: Mai Shahin)
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At around 5:30, a march by thousands of Copts against sectarian violence and the burning of churches in Egypt came under attack by stone-throwers.

Ahram Online correspondents at the scene report that the Coptic protesters and supporters were nearing Shubra tunnel, heading towards the State broadcasting headquarters in Maspero, downtown Cairo, when unidentified assailants attacked the peaceful protesters.

Last Tuesday, 3,000 Copts also marched from Shubra along the same route only to be met with military police and Central Security Forces who prevented them from starting an open ended sit-in outside Maspero, using violence to disperse the crowd.

Our reporters add that a number of vehicles damaged in the clashes, but no injuries have been confirmed so far.

Clashes have since subsided and marchers, who planned this action as a peaceful protest, have regathered and are on their way to Maspero.

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09-10-2011 07:32pm
Attack on Copts
What is this INSANE hatred of Copts? They are the indigenus people of Egypt. Where is the law? The Armeeeee? The Army is everywhere when there is demonstrations, but a gang of black-dressed armed thugs, who beat up repeatedly Saddam Douple...are invisibles to The Armeeeee?
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