• Hostile mob wrecked sacred objects and attacked worshippers inside the church
  • Demonstrators chanted offensive slogans and called for the church’s demolition
  • The church in Giza, just outside of Egypt’s capital Cairo, is yet to be sanctioned by the state but has been observing prayers for 15 years

Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators have stormed a Coptic church in Egypt calling for it to be demolished.

A hostile mob wreaked havoc in the building by wrecking sacred objects and attacking worshippers after gathering outside during Friday prayers.

During the brief siege the demonstrators chanted offensive slogans and called for the church’s demolition, the diocese in Atfih said.

The wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital after security guards dispersed the mob. The nature of their injuries is not known.

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