Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:53 am
Obama: US working to protect embassy in Cairo
The Associated Press
Obama says the U.S. has been in direct contact with Egypt's government and is planning to ensure American outposts are protected during weekend protests.
Obama says the U.S. supports free speech and free assembly in Egypt. He's urging all parties to refrain from violence and urging Egypt's police and military to show restraint.
He says Egyptians are still finding their way with democracy and there's been difficulty focusing on core issues like jobs and the cost of living.
Tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of Egypt's president have been rallying. One American has been killed.