Egypt’s military rulers have urged unity in the face of the worst sectarian violence since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
At least were killed on Tuesday in clashes between Christians and Muslims.
Egypt’s Coptic community claims it has become a target for Muslim hate attacks, and hundreds of protesters were out in force in Cairo earlier.
One man called for solidarity.
‘‘We don’t want conflict. Our demands are the demands of all Egyptians, with whom we joined in the revolution. We demand national unity and for the people to come together. The duty of all Christians and Muslims, is to achieve Egyptian national unity.’‘
The latest religious tension only adds to Egypt’s security concerns.
Since Mubarak quit, the police force has largely disappeared.
Clashes also broke out in Tahrir Square between pro-and anti reform protesters and the army has warned there is a real danger of anarchy.