Secretary of State and former First Lady, Hilary Clinton made a visit to Egypt and didn’t receive the warmest welcome. Many Egyptians threw tomatoes at her while chanting “Monica! Monica!” Click below for more information.
Egyptians pelted Secretary of State Clinton’s motorcade with tomatoes, shoes and jeers of “Monica! Monica!” on Sunday during her first visit since last year’s dramatic revolution.
A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, but Clinton was unscathed during the brief ruckus as she was leaving the U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.
It was not clear who the protesters were, or what their political affiliation was.
On Saturday, protesters chanted anti-Islamist slogans outside Clinton’s hotel, accusing the U.S. of backing the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise to power.
The Islamists, on the other hand, complain that Washington spent years propping up former President Hosni Mubarak and tacitly encouraging his often brutal efforts to suppress religious militancy.
The United States provides Egypt with $1.3 billion a year in military aid.