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Published February 02, 2011, 08:10 PM

Grand Forks Native in Cairo as Violence Breaks Out

A Grand Forks native working in Cairo has been tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets, but still is not leaving Egypt. 26-year-old Rachel Anderson has been in Egypt on a scholarship program since last summer.

A Grand Forks native working in Cairo has been tear-gassed and hit with rubber bullets, but still is not leaving Egypt.

26-year-old Rachel Anderson has been in Egypt on a scholarship program since last summer.

The scholarship program leaders have told everyone to leave, but she's staying because she says the story of how the country's citizens are being treated need to be told.

Anderson lost all of her funding through the program and is by herself staying in a hotel.

WDAZ talked with her on the phone, and if you listen closely you can hear protesters in the background.

"We're getting pelted with rubber bullets all around me, but I just keep my camera rolling, because people need to see how things are over here and how the government is treating the people," Anderson said.

Anderson is a graduate of Grand Forks Central High School.

She also interned here at WDAZ.

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