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“Egyptian protesters — some believed to be radical Islamists — have surrounded the office of a newly appointed Coptic Christian governor Thursday in an attempt to force his resignation,”  Fox News reports.

4/21/2011 Egypt (Fox News) – Egyptian protesters — some believed to be radical Islamists — have surrounded the office of a newly appointed Coptic Christian governor Thursday in an attempt to force his resignation.

Protesters blocked off highways and railways leading to the province of Qena and chanted for the removal of Emad Mikhail, who was appointed by Egypt’s military rulers since President Hosni Mubarak left office.

Local media reported that radical Islamists were behind the demonstrations, sparking fears of sectarian tension. But witnesses said Coptic Christians and other Muslims were involved as well, Reuters reports.

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