The fall of dictator Hosni Mubarak meant freedom for many Egyptians, but not for the nation’s Christian minority. It’s estimated more than 100,000 Christians fled the increased oppression in Egypt after Mubarak was ousted.
The mood was celebratory as 100 people gathered outside the Egyptian consulate, one day after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned under pressure.
Observers of the revolution in Cairo had been on an emotional rollercoaster for the past few weeks, before the positive news finally came on Friday.
About 500 protesters brought the crisis in Egypt to the Magnificent Mile, staging an hour-long protest Friday in which they called for free and fair elections.
In just a few hours, pro-democracy demonstrators will picket the Egyptian Consulate.
While people continue to protest in the streets of Egypt, hundreds of Chicagoans were rallying outside of the Egyptian consulate in Chicago Saturday afternoon.