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Egyptians in New York stage their own "Day of Rage"

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 01:28

Aug. 16 - New York may be thousands of miles from Cairo but its Egyptian residents are still participating in its political protests against the military's actions this week. Nathan Frandino reports.

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STORY: The anger over the slaughter of hundreds by the Egyptian military in Cairo this week is spreading throughout the world. In New York City, hundreds of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi protested outside Egypt's mission to the U.N. With signs and shirts, the protesters also took aim at the U.S., criticizing the Pentagon for providing aid to the Egyptian military. One protester said Egypt cannot take any more military rule. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HISSEINE FARAEJ, DEMONSTRATOR, SAYING: "I'm just demonstrating. It's horrific what is taking place in Egypt. I mean again we have a guy in a military suit tell civilian how to live their life, how we govern ourselves. He should go back to the barracks. Sixty-two years of military rule I think is enough." The protesters called Mursi's removal a coup… a term the Obama administration has avoided throughout the conflict. Another protester said they're holding out for Mursi's return. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ABBER MUSTAFA, PROTEST ORGANIZER, SAYING: "Well, I think all these people here, of course, they have hope. We all understand what's going on, exactly. We all know our rights and we believe that our president will come back -- President Mursi. We believe in [the] legitimacy, we believe in [the] constitution, we believe in the free elections we have done. The past two years will never go away like this. We're still holding to our president. We're still holding to our legitimacy and we're still hoping Egypt will come back very soon." Their protest came on the same day that Muslim Brotherhood supporters held a "Day of Rage" demonstration in Egypt.

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Egyptians in New York stage their own "Day of Rage"

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 01:28