Egyptian protestors criticise US for not condemning Mubarak

Posted By: Ani
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Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): In the wake of the current unrest in the country, Egyptian protestors have criticised the US for supporting President Hosni Mubarak, insisting that the people of the country should have the right to choose their President.

"Tell America that we get to choose our president. We choose him, not them," The Washington Post quoted one of the protestors, as saying.

"We want a government elected by the people, not a government dictated to the people," another protestor said.

Many protestors in the streets of Egypt feel that America has not condemned Mubarak and his regime that receives billions of dollars in U.S. aid, and added that Washington is apparently maintaining a fine line between the President and the pro-democracy protesters who could overthrow him.

The prospect of Mubarak being ousted by a movement that feels ignored by the United States raises questions about future relations between Washington and a strategic ally in a volatile region, the paper said.

A 50-year-old lawyer said, displaying military items that consisted words written "Made in the USA," that the Egytian regime was killing them with "American weapons."

"We didn't expect much from the United States. We are not people looking for war. We are looking for freedom," a protestor said.

"We believe America is against us. Until now, Obama didn't talk to the Egyptian people. He didn't support the Egyptian people. Tell Obama to forget about Mubarak. He is done," others added.

The protestors urged the international community, including the United States, to force Mubarak out to end the chaos soon. (ANI)

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