North Central Floridians React to Egyptian Crisis
Published July 10th, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Members of the Gainesville community have been affected by the recent events in more ways than one.
Haitham Gabr is President of the Egyptian Student Association at the University of Florida.
Although he has been in the states for the past couple of years, he's been keeping a close eye on the violent series of events in his country.
Gabr is mostly concerned with maintaining a democratic process-- something a long time in the making.
He says, "I am not happy with how Morsi performed but the rule of thumb is you never want a military ruler"
On Saturday, appointed Egyptian president, Adly Mansour issued a declaration granting him restricted powers, but vows to hold fresh elections by early next year.
Although United States leaders have not showed support for or against any faction, they hope the military acts quickly to return power to a democratically elected leader.
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