Copts protest against being kept out of bombed Alexandria church

Hundreds of Copts on Sunday staged demonstrations in Alexandria outside the St. Mark and St. Peter Church after security forces prevented them from entering the church.

Eyewitnesses said demonstrators blocked the corniche for ten minutes before security forces managed to disperse them.

They broke storefronts belonging to Muslims, and the police managed to foil their attempts to clash with passersby.

Eyewitnesses added that the authorities places a tight security cordon around the church, as well as concrete barricades to keep traffic from the surrounding area.

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