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The week of Coptic anger

Nader Shukry

09 Mar 2013 5:00 pm

The deadline set by the Coptic Youth Front (CYF) for President Mursi to start taking serious measures to rein in the unchecked attacks against Copts, their churches, homes, and property in Egypt expired last Wednesday. The CYF had demanded that the President should enforce to work justice for the Copts

The deadline set by the Coptic Youth Front (CYF) for President Mursi to start taking serious measures to rein in the unchecked attacks against Copts, their churches, homes, and property in Egypt expired last Wednesday. The CYF had demanded that the President should enforce to work justice for the Copts.
Consequently, the CYF has “a week of Coptic anger,” to begin Monday 11 March. Demonstrations will be held in front of foreign embassies in Cairo, to inform and rally the international community to the plight of the Copts in Egypt.  Monday 1:00pm should see the first such demonstration in front of the Canadian Embassy in Cairo. The CYF stressed that only some members of the front will participate in Monday’s rally.
Simultaneously, the CYF is launching an international rally for solidarity against the persecution of Copts in Egypt. It has called on Coptic youth movements around the world over to translate and print a statement written by the CYF and distribute it in the major public venues in the respective countries of residence. They require world governments to link any aid to Egypt to the rights of minorities. The campaign kicked offed on Wednesday 6 March under the motto: “We won’t forget; we won’t be silenced; we won’t back off”.
Watani International
9 March 2013 


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