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Monday, February 07, 2011

PHOTOS. Hundreds of protesters from across the tri-state area recently descended on Times Square in a show of solidarity for those demonstrating against President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Demonstrators rallied in front of the United Nations headquarters in late January and gathered at a rally in Times Square last Friday.

Photos by Stephen Nessen

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Hundreds of protesters from across the tri-state area descended on Times Square on February 4, 2011
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One of the organizers of the event extolling the virtues of social media
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Lamiaa Gouda, 34 has lived in Jeresy City for 13 years, but still has two sisters back in Cairo. Her sign reads, "Are you good for Egypt? Then return the billions you stole." Her local mosque organize
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Hundreds of protesters from across the tri-state area descended on Times Square on February 4, 2011
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Samira Saueh from Clifton, New Jersey,has been in the U.S. for 20 years but still has family in Cairo. She says her mother can't go to the hospital and grocery stores are running out of food.
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William Archbold, 56 from New Jersey says he wants to see a peacful transition of power.
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Prostestors left Times Square at 5:30 p.m. and made their way to the UN mission to Egypt
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Prostestors left Times Square at 5:30 p.m. and made their way to the UN mission to Egypt

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Comments [1]

Herb E from NYC

Encourge the President & members of Congress to change the nature of the aid to Egypt from military credits to economic and social credits. This is a win for America, a win for American allies in the area, and a win for Egypt. The massive military buildup in Egypt is destabilizing. With the acknowledged precarious nature of Egypt's government and the ever-present danger of its growing fundamentalist movement (Brotherhood), it is far more in America's interest to attend to the political, social, and economic needs of the Egyptian people so our country can help create a less desperate situation.

The economic impact to America is neutral, since the money comes in the form of credits to buy US goods. It would be better to let the Egyptian people buy our cars, our computers, our construction equipment, and other American goods. This policy would encourage peace and a more stable Egypt. It would also produce demand for American products beyond the scope of foreign aid.

Feb. 08 2011 08:49 AM

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