Southern Egypt demonstrators demand Islamic law

19.04.2011                      15.Nisan, 5771                      Pessah 1


Southern Egypt demonstrators demand Islamic law

Muslim protesters in city of Qena are occupying buildings, roads and trains, in defiance over the government's appointment of a Christian governor.

Protesters led by hardline Islamists in southern Egypt held their ground Monday, saying they won't end their campaign of civil disobedience until the government removes a newly appointed Coptic Christian governor.

The protesters, many from the ultraconservative Salafi trend of Islam, have been sitting on train tracks, taken over government buildings and blocked main roads in the southern city of Qena, insisting the new governor won't properly implement Islamic law….