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Thousands march from Shoubra to Tahrir in support of rights for Copts

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Thousands of Copts marched from Shoubra to Tahrir on Friday, marking the 40th day after the death of fellow Copts in clashes in Moqqattam on March 8. Protesters called for a civil state, a new constitution, a unified law for building houses of worship and ending discrimination. Chanting “persecuted, persecuted” and “we …


Thousands of Copts continue protesting in front of TV building

  CAIRO: Thousands of Copts continued their open protest on Tuesday in front of the TV building in Maspero for the fourth day, following sectarian tension in Etfeeh village where a church was burnt down. Copts escalated their protests by blocking El-Mehwar road and Sixth of October Bridge late on Monday and put huge stones …


Copts protest monastery ‘break-in’ in Tahrir Square

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: Over 2,000 Copts demonstrated in Tahrir Wednesday and Thursday to protest the alleged “breaking into a monastery and the assault on its monks by army forces.” The crowd marched from the Cathedral in Abbassiya to Tahrir Square on Wednesday night demanding an investigation into the incident. However, the Supreme Council of the …


Copts protest inside Beni Suef church to stop dome demolition

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: Copts protested inside the Ezbet Gaafar Church in Al-Fashn town, Beni Suef, after a decision by the city’s administration office to demolish the church’s dome. Al-Fashn town’s administration office said the contractors didn’t commit to the presidential permit regarding the restoration of the church, which stipulated the demolishment of the old building …


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