Egypt Independent

Hundreds march to St. Mark’s Cathedral over church attack



Hundreds marched from Al-Fatah Mosque in Cairo’s Ramses neighborhood to St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abbasseya on Tuesday to denounce recent sectarian violence and an attack on the church.

A number of political parties took part in the march, including the Egyptian Democratic Party, the Tagammu Party and the Kefaya Movement.

Many chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood saying "Down with supreme guide rule."

Others held banners that read "Egyptian blood is not cheap."

Some 30 other protesters attended a smaller march that started in Shubra and met up with the main group later.

When they arrived, protesters sang the national anthem, with some trying to enter the cathedral in a show of support.

However, security forces denied them entry.

After, some protesters spearheaded a second march to the Ettehadiya Presidential Palace in Heliopolis.