World Bulletin/News Desk
Egyptian Americans staged a solidarity protests on Saturday in New York, condemning Egyptian government's violent handling of anti-coup demonstrations.
Protesters gathered in front of Egyptian Consulate near the United Nations (UN) HQ, and chanted slogans against Egypt's army chief and Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.
The protesters carried banners reading "Sisi must go," and "No to elections under the shadow of boots", demanding the release of Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, who was deposed by the powerful army on July 3 after mass protests against his presidency.
Morsi has been kept at an undisclosed location ever since his ouster.
Anti-coup protesters have been staging rallies to denounce what they call the "military coup" against the elected president and to demand his reinstatement.
Hundreds of people have been killed in the process.Last Mod: 15 Eylül 2013, 10:37