Sunday, June 30, 2013

Young American man teaching in Egypt murdered while photographing demonstration

There are lots of calls for young adults to go to the developing world to give public service, but it can be dangerous.
Andrew Pochter, 21, of Chevy Chase Maryland, was teaching English in Egypt, and was videotaping a demonstration in Alexandria, Egypt, when he was stabbed, possibly by a militant who hated Americans or foreigners. Perhaps the person did not like the idea of someone watching and not having to participate.  
There are many media reports, such as that in USA Today here

The video above is the account from ABC News.

Demonstrators are demanding the removal of Egypt’s current new president Morsi. It’s not clear whether they want someone even more radical than the Muslim Bortherhood, but many of the issues seem to have to do with the economy and infrastructure. 

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