Posted at: 08/16/2013 5:48 PM
| Updated at: 08/16/2013 6:40 PM
By: Abigail Bleck
ALBANY -- Ramses Square is the site of the most recent bloody showdown in Egypt. It also happened to be Lindsey Parietti's, who grew up in Altamont, office for the day. The 28 year old journalist follows Egypt's violence and shares it with the world. Today she counted close to 30 dead bodies, even more wounded and blood everywhere in Cairo.
The Western media portrayed Cairo, during the revolution, like it's devolving into chaos. When really a lot of people are going about their normal lives but the past few days and weeks have been an exception. It really is that chaotic," explains Parietti in an interview via Skype Friday afternoon.
NewsChannel 13 first met Parietti in February 2011. It was during an 18 day revolt that ousted then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarkek. That uprising was one of many across the Arab world which Parietti describes, now, as violent but uniting. This current fighting, however, is different. Even though it's also the result of a coup.
"Now everyone is completely divided since Morsi's removal. It's polarized things even more than before and seems like no room left for compromise."
Depsite the massive losses, those behind the killings promise that they will continue. Which means, in spite of but also likely because of, that's Parietti's vow too.
"Pretty much my life and work is here. I don't forsee any situation where I would feel like I had to leave," Parietti adds.