Coptic Christians in Egypt Continue Protests

by | Mar 11, 2011 | Charisma Archive

CNN is reporting that thousands of Christian Copts in Cairo are protesting outside the offices of an Egyptian broadcaster.

Indeed, thousands of Christians, joined by many Muslims, have been staging sit-in since March 5 in front of the Egyptian TV building on the Nile Corniche in Cairo, according to the Assyrian International News Association (AINA). 

What’s it abll about? An attack on the church in the village of Soul and the inaction of the Egyptian armed forces in preventing the Muslims from torching and demolishing the church and terrorizing the Christian Copts and forcing them to evacuate the village, AINA reports.

Military authorities running Egypt and representatives of Christian Copts demonstrating in central Cairo held talks on Thursday amid concerns over growing insecurity after deadly religious clashes, according to the AFP.

“A dialogue has started between a group of young Copts and priests with the leaders of the army, over demonstrators’ claims in order to put an end to the sit-in,” state television announced.

Will the talks stop the violence?

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