MIDWOOD - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has announced that he will not seek re-election come September in what is considered a huge victory for protesters in the country and in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn residents have been glued to their television sets, hoping to find out new information about the political unrest unfolding in Egypt.

Mohamed Salem says he's been watching the protests while working at his diner in Midwood.  He says even though he has lived in the U.S. for several years, he still has friends and family who live in Egypt.

Salem says his family told him they are happy and scared at the same time, and are worried about what will happen in the future.

BK Egyptian community worries over political unrest