Fights broke out between Muslims and Christians today after Sunday prayers at the Marco Church in the town of Fashn, Beni Suef .
Muslims threw stones at the Christians while they were coming out of the church, and smashed one church-goer’s car.
Police forces have tightened security over the town.
Muslim residents accuse members of the Christian population of harassing a Muslim girl last month. In the aftermath of that dispute, they say, police ordered the Christians to hold Sunday prayers at a different church; but the congregation allegedly violated that agreement.
Arbitration will be held between the two parties to resolve the matter.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm