Army violently disperses new Copts' protest
The military forcefully disperses thousands of Copts marching on Maspero from Shubra, protesting the violent expulsion of pro-Coptic sit-in demonstrators on Sunday
Ahram Portal, Wednesday 16 Mar 2011
Thousand of Copts organised a protest calling for the punishment of all those who attacked and injured pro-Coptic sit-in demonstrators on Sunday night in front of the State TV building (Maspero). The protest began in Shubra after which the protesters mobilised and marched on Maspero.
When the protesters reached State TV, the army met them first by firing into the air and then chasing them off, beating them with electric batons and sticks.
The protesters began as Copts – Muslims also joined in unity – called for the prosecution of any parties involved in the church burning in Atfeeh at Soul Village two weeks ago.