2. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Sally Tomma, political activist:
"We are here today in the street in solidarity with the families of the martyrs. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to have a public funeral for the martyrs, as we expected a big public funeral because that was the least that the martyrs deserved. But unfortunately it was just a military funeral. It's just not right to prevent people from mourning their martyrs."
3. Close of candles
4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Sarah Magdy, mourner:
"It's a silent candlelit vigil in mourning of the victims of the bombing. This is not a protest, it's just a candlelit vigil. We are all silent and showing our sadness and mourning our victims."
In a symbolic show of solidarity, dozens of Egyptians, mostly activists, carried candles on Wednesday and held a silent vigil mourning the victims of the bombing of the Coptic Christian church.
The vigil came two days after funerals of the victims were restricted to the families.
Activists in the vigil held signs that read "Honour your martyr".
On Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at the Cairo church two days earlier that killed 25 people, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt against civilians and Christians in particular.