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ICC Note: Egyptian Christians gathered outside the White House on Thursday urging the Obama administration to protect Christians in Egypt and to end its financial assistance to the country’s Islamist-dominated government. Persecution has escalated in Egypt following the country’s 2011 revolution, resulting in thousands of Christians seeking to immigrate abroad.  “We don’t want to see what happened in other countries in the Middle East also happen in Egypt,” a protestor told CBN. “We need to come together as one and push to allow Coptic Christians to remain in Egypt.
4/19/2013 Egypt (CBN) – In Egypt, thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters gathered in Cairo to demand that President Mohammed Morsi cleanse the judiciary.
The judges say Morsi has worked to weaken their independence and authority. But Morsi’s supporters say the president is just trying to rid the judiciary of corruption.
Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., American Coptics gathered in front of the White House Thursday to demand justice for Egyptian Christians.
“We need justice! Obama, Obama, where are you?” said one demonstrator.
The protestors say the United States should do more to pressure the Egyptian government to protect the Christian minority from attacks.

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