500 Copts protest in Beni Suef over Aswan church burning

About 500 young Copts gathered Tuesday in front of the Beni Suef Governorate headquarters to protest the burning of a church in Merinab village in Edfo city, Aswan.

The protesters expressed solidarity with the village residents, who said they would stage a sit-in until the church is rebuilt.

The protesters called for changing the governor of Aswan, who said the church was unlicensed.

Bashir Thabet, one of the protesters, said Coptic youth in Beni Suef held the protest from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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