Skip to comments.Cairo Clashes at St Mark's Coptic Cathedral After Funerals
Posted on 04/08/2013 6:34:04 AM PDT by marshmallow
One person has been killed in clashes outside Cairo's main cathedral following the funerals of four Coptic Christians killed in religious violence on Saturday.
Mourners leaving St Mark's Cathedral clashed with local residents.
Police fired tear gas to break up the violence. More than 80 people were injured, the state news agency said.
The health ministry said one Christian man was killed. The ambulance service said he was struck with birdshot.
Mourners inside the church had earlier chanted slogans against Egypt's Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi.
Witnesses told local TV stations that the violence started when a mob attacked mourners as they exited the cathedral, pelting them with stones and petrol bombs. There was initially little police presence.
The Christians responded by throwing stones back, the witnesses said, until police arrived and attempted to quell the unrest, firing tear gas into the cathedral compound.
Appeals for calm
Egypt's state news agency said the streets around the cathedral had seen "on-and-off" clashes between Christians and "unidentified persons".
It said a fire had started in a building adjacent to the cathedral, but the blaze had since been extinguished.
It also said President Morsi had denounced the violence in a phone call to Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Christian church.
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BBC's Style Book shows their usual penchant for .... oh, do we even have to say it anymore...
At best, preemptive dhimmitude.
I’m sure that our fearless leader will go on TV in prime time and ask the middle eastern death cult to stop the unjust attacks against Christians.
I’m sure that the media will support him in his crusade to stop the murder of Christians.
< is this really needed? /s >