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January 30, 2011 5:18 pm

Egyptian Protests Come to the Big apple

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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.

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