The handling of the Occupy Movement by local authorities has gotten out of hand. Police, not the protesters, are getting violent. There’s no excuse for that type of behavior. Do you want to see it turn violent? Is that the idea? It’s ridiculous, step up and address this problem, you did it for the people of Egypt.
THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. My administration has been closely monitoring the situation in Egypt, and I know that we will be learning more tomorrow when day breaks. As the situation continues to unfold, our first concern is preventing injury or loss of life. So I want to be very clear in calling upon the Egyptian authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protestors.
The people of Egypt have rights that are universal. That includes the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to free speech, and the ability to determine their own destiny. These are human rights. And the United States will stand up for them everywhere.
Maybe you could do the same for America?
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