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Egyptians rally at White House denouncing Brotherhood, Obama

Egyptians protest in Washington DC against Brotherhood 'terrorism' and Obama's administration 'clear bias'

Ahram Online & AP, Thursday 22 Aug 2013
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About 500 Egyptian protesters protested outside the White House in Washington DC on Thursday against the Muslim Brotherhood and in support of the Egyptian army.

Protesters denounced the Brotherhood as terrorists and insisted that the ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi was not a coup.

Protesters chanted "down with the Brotherhood" and demanded Obama not interfere with the military's crackdown.

Vivian Michael, 24, said that Egyptian-American groups and Coptic Christian churches organised the protests. She said that if Obama can't support Egypt's transition, he at least should not condemn it.

According to a statement released by the protest's planners on Wednesday, the demonstration aims to "expose Muslim Brotherhood terrorism and its collaborators around the world.”

The statement added that the protests will also "expose the clear bias of the Obama administration and the American media in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its terrorist ideology."

The rally's final destination is planned to be the Egyptian military attaché’s office in Washington where they intend to "praise the Egyptian army for its heroic stand against MB terrorism."

Security officials say the protests are peaceful, and there have been no arrests.

The Obama administration is conflicted over whether to cut off Egyptian aid.

The US wants to continue aiding Egypt's government to maintain ties and regional influence.

 

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