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Coptic mass in Tahrir Square

Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 01:14

Feb 6 - Coptic Christians hold a mass in Tahrir Square and add their voices those calling for reform in Egypt. Deborah Gembara reports.

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They are a minority in this predominantly Muslim country, making up just ten percent of the population. On Sunday, Egypt's Coptic Christians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to celebrate mass and to add their voices to the thousands calling for reform. A protective ring of Muslims stood around the group as they paid tribute to those killed in the country's nearly two weeks of rioting. They chanted "one hand, one hand" to demonstrate solidarity between Christians and Muslims. SOUNDBITE: RAFIK, A COPTIC CHRISTIAN EGYPTIAN, SAYING (English) "Today me as a Christian, with all my Muslim friends and all those around, we came here to say 'no' and we want that the regime will leave, and leave the country as soon as possible." The show of unity is in pointed response to Preident Hosni Mubarak's claim that only a small group of angry individual's are calling for his ouster. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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Coptic mass in Tahrir Square

Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 01:14