Dozens of Muslims performed Friday prayers in front of Imbaba’s Virgin Mary Church today to express their solidarity with the Coptic community in the wake of last week’s deadly sectarian violence.
Security forces surrounded the worshippers to protect them and the church. Traffic flowed uninterrupted along Wehda Street.
After prayers, the worshippers gathered in front of the church to chant against sectarianism. Protesters set up a platform with speakers in front of the church, and raised banners reading, “No to sectarian strife,” “Yes to national unity” and “One people, one country."
Opposition forces including the April 6 Youth Movement and the Democratic Front had called for today’s actions.