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Muslims and Christians RIOT as businesses set on fire and cars smashed

DOZENS of men were arrested after massive brawl broke out between Muslims and Christians which saw them set businesses on fire, smash cars and throw stones at each other.

The violence erupted during Eid celebrations as tensions between the two groups escalate.

Police arrested 37 men after being called out to the riot in the village of Asem, Egypt.

The fight is said to have started after two young men clashed over a donkey cart.

Gangs of men joined in smashing a car and setting fire to a hairdressers and animal enclosures before police broke up the fight and cordoned off the village.

Local MPs have intervened in an attempt to calm the chaos and have visited the village to speak to the suspects.

Police said 20 of the arrested were Muslim and 17 were Christian.

Tensions between Muslims and Christians in the Minya region have intensified with 37 attacks on Coptic Christians in three years.

In July a Christian was killed and three others injured in a stabbing after a knife fight broke out over an alleged attack on a local priest.


Months before homes were looted and set on fire as a .


The Egyptian government has appointed Imam Mahmoud Gomaa to keep the peace in the region as Minya Bishop Makarios said: “We are at breaking point. People can’t put up with any more of this.”

As Egyptian authorities focus on reconciliation rather than punishment, concerns have been raised the violence will continue.

President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who became the first Egyptian leader to visit a Coptic church in January, has reportedly


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