This violence in Egypt may seem like a world away to most Americans, but not for Dr. Bassem Hassan who is from Cairo and just arrived in Colorado last week.
People boarding a plane and heading to the Middle East or North Africa are advised to cancel that trip, but one particular traveler is willing to brave the elements.
As the liberal American press and ultra-liberal bloggers inundate the Internet and newsprints with criticisms of what Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential challenger to President Barack Obama, said about Obama during the Libyan attacks and murders, throngs of foreign press and few American outlets tell the real story involved with the White House’s role in the incidents that we now know could have been prevented.
Egypt is holding its biggest party in decades. They’re celebrating the resignation of its long-time president after 18 days of protests.
There are people in Colorado watching the crisis with special interest. One of them is a man in Longmont named Steve Collins. He got out of Egypt last week as the calls for democracy grew louder and daily life grew harder.
Among those gathered in the streets and squares of Cairo, Egypt watching the events unfold is Colorado State University and University of Denver graduate Reilly Ross of Longmont. CBS4’s Rick Sallinger spoke with her on the phone about what’s happening there.
Four students from the University of Colorado are witnessing the protests in Egypt first hand. They arrived for a semester abroad right as the protests began last week.