Members of liberal and Christian political groups blast visiting US secretary of state, accuse Washington of cutting ‘secret deal’ with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
Egyptians protest against Hilary Clinton visit last Saturday (Photo:Reuters)
The Front for Peaceful Change, a pro-revolution youth group, issued a statement on Saturday calling on the Egyptian public to participate in the protests to register its rejection of perceived US interfere in Egypt’s affairs and its alleged deal-making with the Muslim Brotherhood… A number of Christian politicians – including Gad, rights activist Michael Mounir, former MP Georgette Qeleini and business tycoon Naguib Sawiris – also refused to meet with the US state secretary during her brief visit to Egypt.
Egyptian protesters chucked tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade today. They chanted “Monica! Monica!” in reference to Monica Lewinsky.
One official was hit in the face.
Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton’s delegation in the port city of Alexandria.
A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles.
Protesters chanted: “Monica, Monica”, a reference to Former President Bill Clinton’s extra-marital affair. Some chanted: “leave, Clinton”, Egyptian security officials said.
It was not clear who the protesters were or what political affiliations they had.
Protesters waved shoes in the air at their protest against Hillary Clinton.
Protesters gather on an Alexendria, Egypt, street Sunday as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a flag-raising ceremony for the reopening of the U.S. consulate in the mediterranean port city. (MSNBC)