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CodePink Anti-War Group Joins Egyptian Protests in Cairo


An American leftist women's anti-war group has landed in Cairo to take up banners alongside Egyptians as they fight for the future of their country.  In all of the chaos today, our friends at Business Insider noticed this:

According to their website, the group's nine-person "international solidarity delegation" has been "in the streets with the Egyptian people for the last five days." On Thursday, the group actually plans to picket outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, though their presence in Egypt is purely accidental:

The international CODEPINK delegation had been en route to Gaza via Egypt but with the Rafah border closed they are unable to enter Gaza, and remain in Cairo. The activists will stay in Cairo until they can safely make their way to Gaza, where they intend to continue their delegation for peace. The delegation includes people from the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Switzerland and India. This is CODEPINK's ninth trip to Egypt and Gaza in the past two years.

The group is demanding that President Obama, the U.S. State Department and Congress cease monetary and military assistance to "criminal" President Hosni Mubarak.

One of the group's founders also insisted they're also ready to step in front of any microphone.

h/t Business Insider

It's not the first time the pink ladies have protested in Cairo.  In 2009, the group followed President Obama to protest outside his outreach remarks to the Muslim world.

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