October 10th, 2011 | Blog, Stories & News, christian, Coptics, death, Egypt, military, revolution
A firsthand account: Marching from Shubra to deaths at Maspero
I have only posted excerpts from the article. Please read the full account here.
The march from the Cairo district of Shubra was huge, like the numbers on 28 January. In the front row was a group of men in long white bibs, “martyr upon demand” written on their chests. A tiny old lady walked among them, waving a large wooden cross: “God protect you my children, God protect you.”
The march started down Shubra Street around 4 pm, past its muddle of old apartment buildings, beat up and sad but still graceful compared with the constructions from the Mubarak era next to them – brutish and unfinished-looking.
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