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SLIDESHOW: Egyptians In Los Angeles Demand An End To Mubarak's Regime

Phenia Hovsepyan |
February 5, 2011 | 4:25 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

 

Hundreds of protesters gathered Saturday outside the Federal Building in West L.A., showing solidarity with the Egyptian people’s uprising.

Demonstrations also took place Saturday outside the United Nations in New York, and on Friday a rally took place near the Egyptian consulate in Chicago. A protest in London, however, took a slightly different tone with demonstators criticizing the U.S. for its support of Mubarak and his regime.

People are calling for an end of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The U.S. gives $2 billion a year in foreign aid to the government of Egypt, and Saturday L.A. Egyptians and their supporters called for the hypocrisy to stop.

“This revolution will be remembered in the same way as the French revolution, and the Russian revolution," said Mohamed Kolkea as he spoke to the crowd. "We must show the people of Egypt that we support them. The reign of Mubarak must end now. Not seven months from now!”

“The people of Egypt are demanding freedom, and the United States cannot ignore that. What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” Kolkea continued.

Check out video from the Los Angeles protests from the Jewish Journal here.



 

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