Cairo (CNN) -- Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes
and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday
and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened
U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.
Clinton said she was in
the city to answer critics who believe Washington has taken sides in
Egyptian politics. There were already vocal protesters at the start of
her visit to the consulate, forcing the ceremony to be moved inside.
"I want to be clear that
the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners
and losers, even if we could, which, of course, we cannot," Clinton said
at the ceremony to reopen the consulate, which was closed in 1993
because of budget constraints.