Egyptian American

The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Egyptian New Yorkers

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

There are big developments in Egypt today - we check in with those watching from Little Egypt here in New York, including Omar Cheta, PhD candidate in the Departments of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and History at NYU.

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Comments Roundup: Egyptian New Yorkers React

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


For 30 years people have just been sitting on the sidelines saying we can't do anything about this and for the first time, they are finally able to stand up and it's an exhilarating moment. And I'm here in New York and all I want to do is get on a plane and get to Egypt and stand with my people because it's the first time in my entire life that I'm proud to be Egyptian.

- Sharin in Brooklyn

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The Takeaway

Reflecting on March of Millions

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

In what is being dubbed the "March of Millions," hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets in the eighth day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Demonstrations have vowed to remain on the streets until Mubarak, who has held his position for more than 30 years, quits. Protests are taking place in Tahrir Square, which translates to Liberation Square.

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