With tensions already high in Egypt, a peaceful protest turned deadly. Coptic Christians, Egypt’s largest minority, marched through Cairo to protest the destruction of a church last week.
The marchers claim they were attacked which escalated the conflict which quickly spread to include security forces and “thousands joining in the the street fighting.”
The fight made its way to Tahrir Square, the site of the protests that led to the downfall of President Mubarak.
BBC has reported that “at least 24 people had been killed and 212 had been wounded in the violence. Of this number, 107 were civilians and 86 were security forces.”
Read more at BBC News.