NY's Little Egypt Joins In Chorus Of Cairo Unrest

NEW YORK (AP) - America's biggest community of Egyptian-Americans is staging a demonstration in New York City to coincide with a huge Cairo protest to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

About 500 people gathered behind police barricades in Times Square on Friday chanting, "Mubarak must go!" One demonstrator held up a sign saying, "Long live the Egyptian intifada!"

The U.S. government says close to 60,000 Egyptian-Americans live in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Community members say the real number is twice that figure.

In the past week, Egyptian Americans have gathered in coffee shops and restaurants in Queens' Little Egypt glued to TV sets broadcasting bloody clashes in Cairo. Many are worried about family and friends in their native country.

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NEW YORK (AP) - America's biggest community of Egyptian-Americans is staging a demonstration in New York City to coincide with a huge Cairo protest to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

About 200 people gathered behind police barricades in Times Square Friday afternoon chanting "Mubarak must go!" One demonstrator held up a sign saying, "Long live the Egyptian intifada!"

The U.S. government says close to 60,000 Egyptian-Americans live in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Community members say the real number is twice that figure.

In the past week, Egyptian Americans have gathered in coffee shops and restaurants in Queens' Little Egypt glued to TV sets broadcasting bloody clashes in Cairo. Many are worried about family and friends in their native country.

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