Egyptian Unrest Spawns Second Chicago Rally

Protestors want Obama to get tough on Mubarak

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    The ongoing violence in Egypt spawned a second rally in Chicago on Friday evening.

    The rally on Illinois Street just off of Michigan Avenue was held near the Egyptian consulate.

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    The group traveled to Egypt to shoot a segment for the popular PBS program and wound up in the middle of the unrest. (Published Friday, Feb. 4, 2011)

    The group called on President Barack Obama to be tougher and demand the immediate ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

    "Considering the violence that was unleashed by the regime on peaceful protestors over the last couple of days, it's not strong enough language.  President Obama needs to be forthright," said rally organizer Laith Saud.

    Obama has stopped short of calling on Mubarak to step down.  Instead, Obama says Mubarak should consider his legacy and the future of his country.

    A similar rally was held in Chicago on Jan. 29.