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Violence in Egypt Tough for Local Egyptians
COLUMBUS -- Hundreds of people have been killed and many more injured during one of the bloodiest days in Egypt.
Protesters and the Egyptian military continued to clash after troops kicked out the elected president Mohamed Morsi.
Ahmed Khfahey has been living and working in the United States for the last 21 years. He's been watching the news closely looking for updates from his native Egypt.
"What happened (Wednesday) is a disaster by all means," Khfahey said. "It's a massacre."
He moved to the US looking for a better life. He's a dual citizen of the US and Egypt. Khfahey has been hoping for democracy in Egypt for 30 years.
He said he's not a fan of Morsi or his policies, but that doesn't mean the military should kick him out.
"We elected this guy," he said. "Let him finish his four years. If we are satisfied with the job he has done, we will re-elect him."
Khafahey is afraid kicking out Morsi is setting a dangerous precedent, but he still hopes democracy will one day take root.
"The young generation of Egypt will bring (democracy) back," he said. "The military coup will fail and the people that were killing the people in the streets of Cairo and other cities will be brought to justice."