Egyptian Protests Come to the Big apple
New York Times Blog – There were Egyptian flags fluttering in the chilly air. There were chants calling upon President Hosni Mubarak to resign. There were placards that read “Down With Mubarak” or “Leave and Let Live.” There were even a few singalongs of the Egyptian national anthem.
Several hundred people gathered on Saturday afternoon near the United Nations for a demonstration in support of the recent antigovernment protesters in Egypt. Participants came from New York City and beyond, buoyed, they said, by the hope that a wave of clashes taking place in Egyptian cities over the last few days might sweep Mr. Mubarak from office and usher in democratic reforms.