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UC student returns to Tri-state from Egypt

David Watkins (Source Watkins Family) David Watkins (Source Watkins Family)
David Watkins (Source Watkins Family) David Watkins (Source Watkins Family)

CAIRO, EGYPT (FOX19) - All eyes are on Egypt right now as protestors prepare one of their biggest demonstrations yet. Hundreds of protestors are on Cairo's Main Square, with supplies of food and water to prepare for a long stay.

Soldiers are checking id's and performing body searches at entrances to the square. The Obama Administration believes Egyptian President Hosni Muburak needs to take responsibility for the conflict, but hasn't yet called for his immediate resignation.

One of the Americans on their way home is a UC student. David Watkins will be back in the Tri-State today, after being trapped in his apartment in Alexandria during violent demonstrations earlier this week. Thankfully, he wasn't hurt.

Watkins flew to Prague earlier this week, but then got stuck in Chicago due to the weather. He landed in Dayton around 10 a.m.

He could make an appearance at a protest at UC today. At least 60 students are expected to protest near the Clifton Avenue Intersection with Martin Luther King Boulevard. The rally begins at 2:30 p.m.

The students and anti-government protestors in Egypt are calling for an end to Hosni Mubarak's 30 year presidency.


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