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Marchers Support Egypt



    Protesters march from the Egyptian Embassy to the White House Saturday. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011)

    Hundreds rallied in D.C. Saturday in support of the anti-government protests in Egypt.

    "We're Egyptians here us shout," they chanted, "we want Hosni Mubarak out."

    The Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation organized a march that began at the Egyptian Embassy and wounds its way down to the fence outside the White House.

    Organizers called on other Muslim groups to come together to support non-violent struggle democratic protests in Egypt.  Amnesty International, student groups from Georgetown, and others also joined the march.

    In English and in Arabic, the marchers called for Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to leave office.  They also asked President Barack Obama to exert greater pressure in support of the anti-government protesters.