A woman protesting against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsy in New York City was detained on Saturday night.
Salma Abu El-Maged was ejected from a talk given by Muslim Brotherhood member and Vice-Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party Essam El-Erian in New York, after she began chanting against Morsy.
After the talk was over and El-Erian was leaving the building, El-Maged, accompanied by a small group of protesters chanted “down with the Brotherhood.” Another man shouted “those people are killing our people in Egypt. They are killers.”
Members of the New York Police Department then proceeded to handcuff El-Meged. She shouted “I have every right to protest. This is my constitutional right. I am an American citizen.” As she was being put in to the police car she screamed: “Shame on you!”
El-Erian was in New York with a delegation from the Arab Parliament and took part in a hearing regarding the United Nation’s role in conflict resolution and peace building in the Middle East.
El-Maged was released later on Saturday night.