There were two separate rallies in the city — one at the Egyptian mission near the United Nations and another at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. They came one day after Mubarak was ousted from power.
Egyptian-Americans in the Tri-State area are breathing a sigh of relief. On the 18th day of protests in Cairo, the watching and waiting is finally over.
Along Steinway Street in Astoria’s “Little Egypt”, folks were furious over Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s refusal to resign.
Over coffee, tea, and tobacco, the conversation seems to be all about politics and the future and all eyes are the TV screen.
“This Mubarak. He kill his people and Mubarak is like some animals. He love the blood,” said one man at a cafe on Steinway Street in Queens.