CAIRO -- In the wake of President Mohammed Morsi being ousted by the Egyptian military, the U.S. State Department is now warning Americans not to travel to Egypt right now and U.S. citizens living in Egypt to leave because of the continuing political and social unrest.
In the middle of it all is University of North Florida junior Lydia Moneir. The journalism student is visiting her parents in a Cairo suburb and has been taking part in the protests to oust Morsi.
The 21-year-old captured photos and stayed up late to share with First Coast News her reaction to being part of this historical day.
She said she's extremely proud and happy to be in Egypt right now.
"I think a lot of people outside of Egypt are probably worried and look at it as a military coup, but people here see it as the military helping the people do what they want," Moneir said.
Moneir plans to stay in Egypt for two more weeks. She said despite the State Department's warning, she does not feel as if she is in danger.
First Coast News