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Egypt's religious divisions flare

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Egypt's religious divisions flare


At least one person has been killed in Egypt following clashes in Cairo between Christians and Muslims.

The death, believed to be that of a Coptic Christian, came only 24 hours after a large scale protest was held on Monday by members of the religious minority in the capital.

That saw thousands of Coptic Christians gather, to call for an end to what they see as discrimination and violence against their religion.

At the weekend one church was torched and two people killed south of the Egyptian capital.

Despite the recent popular uprising in Egypt grabbing most of the headlines, tensions between the country’s Muslim and Christian communities remain high.

On New Year’s Eve, a Coptic Church was bombed in Alexandria killing 21 people and sparking days of protests.

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