About 200 people gathered in Seattle carrying signs that said "step down now" and "free Egypt" to show their solidarity with antigovernment protesters who have taken over a public square in Cairo.
The demonstration Saturday coincided with those in other cities around the United States. Many of the protesters at Seattle's Westlake Park were of Egyptian descent and called for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
Another sign told residents of Egypt and Tunisia, where protests have also taken hold, that "Seattle Jews stand with you."
Egyptian immigrant Ghada Ellithy, of Bellevue, attended the demonstration with her 14-year-old daughter and 20-year-old son. She carried a handmade paper Egyptian flag that said "Go Egypt" and said she was showing support for her mother and brother, who are among the throngs in Tahrir Square.