March 23, 2011
Root Cause of Arab Revolts? Bread
Annia Ciezadlo, Foreign Affairs
For two days, people poured into the streets of Cairo, burning buses and trams, government buildings, and expensive cars. In Tahrir Square, troops fired tear gas at the demonstrators. Cairenes cheered from balconies and rooftops while their comrades in the streets below chanted antigovernment slogans: "You dress in the latest fashions," they roared at their president, "while we sleep 12 to a room!"
TAGGED: Egypt, Middle East, CAIRO