Protesters waving Egyptian flags picketed in front of the Egyptian consulate in downtown Chicago Saturday, calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down amid riots in the country.
Protesters along Michigan Avenue chanted, "Hey Mubarak you will see, all Egyptians will be free." They held signs that said "Victory to the Egyptian people" and "Freedom and Justice for all Egyptians."
Protester Basma Hassan of Chicago said she is of Egyptian descent and has family in Egypt. The 35-year-old student and mother waved an Egyptian flag, saying she wants to show she supports the Egyptian people. She said the situation in Egypt is "getting out of control."
Thousands in Egypt have been protesting for five days in a rejection of President Hosni Mubarak.