LA Egyptians Call For Mubarak To Step Down

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — As Americans scrambled to leave Cairo on Monday amid massive protests, Egyptians here in the Southland say they’ll keep demonstrating until there’s a regime change in their home country.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports local activist Tamer Ali says the goal is to get President Mubarak to step down right away.

Mubarak has been trying hard to keep his grip on power. But Ali, who came over to the U.S. from Egypt five years ago is certain that the president will have no choice but to cede power.

Ali insists that as long as the mass demonstrations continue in Cairo, the protests in L.A will continue as well.

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