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Egyptians stage solidarity protest in Los Angeles

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Several hundred demonstrators marched outside the Federal Building in West Los Angeles on Saturday, demanding that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak relinquish power.

The protestors, who were organized via Facebook, carried signs in Arabic and English and waved
Egyptian flags. “The demonstration was to show the people of Egypt that we care about them and
we support them in their fight for freedom  and democracy,” said Amr Elshennawy, 23, an
Egyptian-born software engineer from Fullerton.

[CORRECTION: Elshennawy is an American of Egyptian descent.]

Elshennawy and several other young Egyptians put together the demonstration. The Facebook page for the event said, in part: “Tens of thousands of demonstrators have been in the streets all over the country demanding a better life, more freedom and an end to political and economical corruption.”

Protests were also staged in San Francisco, Washington and New York, and in cities around the world.

The demonstration attracted a mixed crowd of young and old, male and female. And it included protestors from other Arab countries. Police said that the event, which was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., was peaceful and that no arrests were made.

-- Margot Roosevelt

Photo: Ahmad Mostafa of Rancho Santa Margarita waves an Egyptian flag at the Federal Building in Los Angeles. Credit: Christina House / For The Times

 
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Let's hope this doesn't end like Iran.

America first supports all kinds dictators....something that never would do to itself....then when these fall....kicked away from the own people...then only then...come some secret messages....
.U.S. goverment supports secretely the riots and so on....
this play doesnt work anymore...so now if they really support the protester after they know the dictators are gone or so...why they dont support now against the African regimes and middle east...Jordan and Yemen and Libia for example?

My question to the Americans is....your govermnets of the last 15 years made you normal folk the most hated in the world...what you do against this???????????
Or you want keep bombing a quarter of it?????

I saw the same garbage over thirty years ago in the same place. Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Redux. David Axelrod is the new Cy Vance and the only difference is that these are Sunni's not Shi'ites.

The Jihadi's has arrived and they are among us.

I would like to know what facebook page people are using in L.A. to find out about future protests.
thanks!

What the rest of the World hardly dont understand is....
America doesnt have no more money for the own people...schools...older people services...and Hillary Clinton orders the Egyptians what they have to do and who they have to listen !!!!
America is broken and still play the planet´s cop !!!!!!
In my land we say.....
first clean your own house...then you can be guest somewhere else!!!!

Learn America...forget the arrogance of the weapons......nothing can be fixed with that !!!!!

Ok but I am actually an American-born Egyptian :)

Photos from the event

You are un Patriotic and unethical coward for censoring my posting.


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