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The Media Center of Egypt’s Cabinet denied the news that has been circulating on some websites and social networking sites, that claimed that the closure of three churches in Minya came due to pressure stemming from some who object to the existence of churches in the province.
Events in Minya have escalated recently, and sectarianism has reared its ugly face once again. Bishop Makarius [Makāriyūs], the General Bishop of Minya and Abu Qurqāṣ, remains the champion of the scene, where he alone is held responsible for the aftermath of unrest in the governorate. 
The National Salvation Front sent a representative to Upper Egypt villages to observe the referendum over the draft Constitution. Ahmad Māhir, the representative, along with a group of activists witnessed those blocking Copts from voting.
Several Copts in al-Menya complained they were targets for armed robberies, which was confirmed by human rights advocacy groups.
The high turnout among Copts in the second phase of the referendum puts doubt on the announced results that came as 17 percent who said “yes” to the Constitution in the second phase (most likely because Copts would have voted for “no”).
Police forces in Maghāghah, al-Minya governorate, managed on Wednesday (October 31) to contain sectarian clashes between Muslim and Christian students that erupted after a quarrel over priority to get seats in a train. The clashes left five wounded.
  Dozens of Salafists and members of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) staged on Sunday (October 28) mass protests against ‘Id al-Adhá celebrations held on a main road overlooking the River Nile in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Menya, where more than 2,000 Muslim and Christian...
  In Rose al-Yūsuf, ‘Alā’ al-Hīnī writes about a case in al-Minya governorate where security services have succeeded in ending a sectarian conflict by holding a reconciliatory meeting between Muslims and Christians in the village of Dār al-Barshā. This meeting came after an outbreak of violence...
Calm was restored at Dayr al-Birshā village of Mallawī Township, al-Minya governorate after security forces pacified a Muslim-Christian fitnah that had sparked there. The fitnah was flamed by an argument between two members of the family of ‘Abd al-Qādir and the family of Abū ‘Azīz that then...
In response to widespread rumors that the Minya Diocese is playing a role in campaigning for a certain candidate [name not mentioned], it has issued a statement rejecting this.

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