Three People Killed in Protests in Egypt

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thousands of protestors calling for President Hosni Mubarak's resignation took to the streets in Egypt on Tuesday. At least three people — two protestors and one policeman — have been killed, according to The Associated Press.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at an event at the White House Tuesday, said the U.S. is monitoring the situation closely.

"We support the fundamental right of expression and assembly for all people, and we urge that all parties exercise restraint and refrain from violence," Clinton said, adding that the Egyptian government is stable.

The AP reported the protests were fueled in part by the revolt against the government in Tunisia, and that many of the demonstrators had been mobilized by an Internet campaign. Protestors are also railing against high unemployment and poverty, according to the AP.

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