Hundreds of Egyptians marched Friday through Cairo to commemorate 27 people killed last month in clashes with the military that triggered new criticism of Egypt’s ruling generals and their handling of the aftermath of this year’s uprising.
The violence on Oct. 9 was the worst since the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February. Most of those killed were Coptic Christians who had been protesting an attack on a church in southern Egypt.
In Friday’s march, crowds of Muslims and Christians called for unity as they marched from one of Cairo’s main churches through one of the city’s busiest streets, backing up traffic for several miles. Police guided the procession until it reached Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt’s uprising and the scene of continued protests directed at the military council that took over from Mubarak.