Manitoba

Winnipeggers rally for peace in Egypt

People living in Manitoba with ties to Egypt gathered in two separate rallys Sunday to speak out against ongoing turmoil in that country.
Two separate group with ties to Egypt rallied in Winnipeg calling for an end to the violence in that country. (CBC)

People living in Winnipeg a with ties to Egypt gathered in two separate rallies Sunday to speak out against ongoing turmoil in that country.

About 50 people were on the steps of the provincial legislative building speaking out against the military coup on July 3 that removed Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi from power.  

Marwa Gamgie is one of the protesters and told CBC News she's not there to choose a side, but because she's concerned about the innocent people that continue to be killed on the streets.

"I am not pro that or this," said Gamgie. "I don't care about politics, I never did. I don't care if they turn Egypt into a kingdom, but as long as there are no people dying, that's all I care about."

A few organizers created something called a ballot trash bin to represent their perspective on the military ousting a democratically elected president in Egypt. 

Earlier in the day another rally was held in Crescent Park, organized by members of Winnipeg's Muslim and Christian Coptic communities. 

In that gathering there were supporters of the military coup in Egypt. They stood behind the Egyptian flag and one person held a sign saying "not a coup."

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