Egypt Independent

Salafi party investigates incident of covered statue in Alexandria



The Salafi Al-Nour Party is investigating a recent incident whereby a prominent statue in Alexandria was covered during a recent party rally in a public square.

The statue depicts Zeus, the Greek mythological god, as mermaids standing on a marble plate.

“We have never done such a thing in 40 years; it tarnishes our image,” said party spokesman Yousry Hammad, adding that someone could have acted on his own and covered it.

“All party leaders have denounced the act ,” he said. “He who did it will be punished.”

Translated from the Arabic Edition