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Egyptians abroad join anti-Mubarak protests

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Egyptians abroad join anti-Mubarak protests


Egyptians across the world on Saturday joined their fellow countrymen in protesting against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak.

In France, some 700 people gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in Paris.

Organisers later said French police had injured dozens of demonstrators and stopped 120 to check their papers.

There were two rallies in London – one under the slogan ‘Mubarak Out, Islam In’ and the other secular.

The differing messages highlight tensions between Islamists and other groups over Egypt’s future.

In the United States, protesters gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in Washington demanding an end to American support for President Hosni Mubarak.

“It’s a very authoritarian regime,” said one protester. “Mubarak all the authority in his hands. I don’t think the cabinet has the full authority to do anything so he should leave.”

There were similar rallies throughout the US, from New York to San Francisco.

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