BK Egyptian community worries over political unrest

BROOKLYN - As the U.S. State Department works to evacuate thousands of Americans from Egypt due to political unrest, Egyptian-Americans in Brooklyn say they are concerned for their family members abroad.

More protests are planned for today and many Brooklyn residents with ties to Egypt say they are worried and hope that the rallies will be peaceful.

Egypt's state media is reporting that all of the president's cabinet has officially resigned. Protesters say they won't stop until President Hosni Mubarak steps down.

One Brooklyn resident, whose grandmother lives in Cairo, says his family in Egypt is scared because they don't know what is going to happen next.

Egyptian reform leader calls on Mubarak to go

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