|Published:||Jan 30, 2011 1:10 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 29, 2011 10:10 PM EST|
CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of people in Egypt who flooded streets in riots calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down have been joined by relatives and supporters at protests in major American cities.
One man protesting in front of the Egyptian consulate's office in downtown Chicago today, says "Mubarak will go. If not today, then tomorrow."
Protesters also gathered outside the UN complex in New York City, filled the street in front of the Egyptian embassy in Washington and marched through downtown San Francisco to show solidarity with the uprising.
The crowd in New York called for the international community to support the popular uprising and abandon Mubarak.
In downtown Seattle, protesters carried hand-lettered signs, saying "We'll shout until he's out" and "Down, Down Mubarak."
Dozens gathered in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., to peacefully protest, and in San Francisco, a crowd crammed into a small plaza waving Egyptian flags and raising chants in English and Arabic against Mubarak.
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