Maggie Michael of the Associated Press is reporting that dozens of “instigators of chaos” have been arrested after deadly clashes between angry Christians, Muslims and security forces that left 24 dead and at least 200 wounded, Egypt‘s official news agency reported on Monday.
Sunday’s clashes, sparked by a recent attack on a church in southern Egypt, were the worst sectarian violence since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February.
The MENA news agency did not say whether those arrested were Christians or Muslims.
Egypt’s state television said that authorities have stepped up security at vital installations in anticipation of renewed unrest, deploying additional troops outside Parliament and the Cabinet.
Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, addressing the nation in a televised speech, said that the violence threatened to throw Egypt’s post-Mubarak transition off course. Sharaf called on Christians and Muslims to “hold their unity.”
Egyptians survived Mubarak, but will they survive each other? In the words of Rodney King, “Can’t we all just get along?”
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