2005 Alexandria riot

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The 2005 Alexandria riot was an anti-Christian riot in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. The riot erupted on 21 October when 5,000 Muslims staged a demonstration outside St. George's, a Coptic church, to protest a play they said offended Islam.[1] The situation got out of hand after some protestors began throwing stones at the building and at police who were present at the scene. One hundred people were injured and three died.[2]