A Grand Forks doctor from Cairo is shocked by the recent violence and uprising and worries about family. Dr. Abdel Ahmed lived in Cairo for 24 years, and with family still living there, he hopes things will soon be resolved.
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 United States criticized the government of President Hosni Mubarak and condemned violence in Egypt's capital as clashes between protesters and pro-government supporters demonstrated there would be no easy resolution to the unrest destabilizing America's closest ally in the Arab world.
Egypt's most prominent democracy advocate took up a bullhorn Sunday and called for President Hosni Mubarak to resign, speaking to thousands of protesters who defied a curfew for a third night. Fighter jets streaked low overhead and police returned to the capital's streets — high-profile displays of authority over a situation spiraling out of control.
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