Protesters shout 'Monica' as Hillary Clinton holds meetings in Egypt
Riot police stand guard in Alexandria, Egypt, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a flag raising ceremony at the U.S. Consulate General on July 15, 2012.
July 15th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
9 years ago

Protesters shout 'Monica' as Hillary Clinton holds meetings in Egypt

Cairo (CNN) - Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.

Clinton said she was in Alexandria to answer critics who believe Washington has taken sides in Egyptian politics. There were already vocal protesters at the start of her visit to the consulate, forcing the ceremony to be moved inside.


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  1. Larry L

    Yelling insults will certainly help them win friends for their cause. I lived in that sewer for a year and left with no desire to return. The whole economic system is based on corruption and bribes. Enough American money has gone down that rat hole.

    July 15, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    I'm no fan of Hillary Clinton. In fact I believe she is even less competent and unqualified for her job than Barack Obama. But the crass and inappropriate treatment here by some Egyptians is pathetic. I don't hold this against all Egyptians because the ones I know personally are amazing and really personable people. But apparently there is an element back in the homeland that can be disgusting...

    July 15, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. myname is scouter zannu williams oluwatosin a k a obama scout 1am from lagos state nigeria

    hmmmm that is good but not too good

    July 15, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  4. Louden Swain

    Good thing Bill backs Obama.... Birds of a feather.

    July 15, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  5. Larry L

    This might be a good time to pull our troops out of the Multi-national Force and Observers in the Sinai and let Egyptians fend for themselves. The foriegn aid obviously isn't needed.

    July 15, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Egypt is heavily supported by tourism from the U.S. and these idiots are throwing tomatoes and shoes at our Secretary of State, they are going to need them to eat because they just killed their golden goose, tourism.

    July 15, 2012 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. Larry L

    Let Egypt go it alone! Who gives a crap what happens to that radical, corrupt, festering sore on the back-side of the Mid-East? Israel has nukes! Why does our money go to either country? They have no oil and each would stab us in the back if given the chance. Enough of the ridiculous bickering between wide-eyed radicals from this part of the World. When we move to renewable energy we'll forget the names and locations of these piles of sand.

    July 15, 2012 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Really? This is kind of silly because it is so long ago.

    July 15, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Thanks Bill !

    July 16, 2012 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  10. GG

    stupid behavior.

    July 16, 2012 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  11. Marie MD

    Have never thought much of these folks, but monica? Really?
    They do live in the stone age over there, don't they?

    July 16, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |