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UNF student reports from Egypt

10:15 PM, Jul 2, 2013   |    comments
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  • Lydia Moneir, pictured holding a sign that reads 'Leave', seen protesting in Heliopolis, Cairo near the presidential palace.
  • Protests in Heliopolis, Cairo near the presidential palace.
    

CAIRO, EGYPT -- A University of North Florida student is in the middle of historic protests in Egypt. 

Journalism student Lydia Moneir, 21, is visiting her parents in a Cairo suburb for the summer just as opposition swells to President Mohammed Morsi.

The head of Egypt's military has given President Morsi an ultimatum - work out differences with the opposition or the military will intervene.

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Moneir spoke to First Coast News tonight via video chat about the mood of the growing crowds and why she is taking part in the protests.

The raw video of the interview is posted above. The questions are not audible but are listed in order below. 

  • When did you protest?
  • When did the protests begin?
  • Why are people protesting?
  • Were the protests dangerous?
  • Why did the protests start?
  • What is the mood in Cairo?
  • What do you want people in America to know?
  • What were protesters doing during demonstrations?

First Coast News

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