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February 11th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

Egyptian protesters inspired by U.S., Indian civil rights movements

Nasser Weddady is a Civil Rights Outreach Director for the American Islamic Congress and has been keeping a close eye on the youth movements and protests in Egypt.

Weddady explains that the protesters' emphasis on nonviolence was inspired by previous civil rights movements in the United States and India. He speaks to CNN's T.J. Holmes about the motivations and hopes behind the Egyptian youth.

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