SF Demonstrators Protest Egyptian Government

By Mathew Luschek
|  Sunday, Jan 30, 2011  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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SF Demonstrators Protest Egyptian Government

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As the unrest rages on in Egypt, local protesters did their part Saturday in the streets of San Francisco, reports the Mercury News.

Several hundred people gathered downtown calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and an end to American support for his government.

"Egypt is a mess at this point," UC Berkeley international student Farida Ezzat told the crowd, which had gathered on Market Street at the Montgomery Street BART station before heading west to United Nations Plaza. Originally from Cairo, Ezzat talked to her father Saturday morning, and said he and neighbors were using knives and sticks to protect themselves from thieves and other criminals.

Below is a video from The Bay Citizen.

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