Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Quick Guide to What's Happening in Egypt

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 2:46 PM

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Mother Jones has a rundown of what's happening in Egypt today including real-time news sources, as thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand freedom.

What's happening? Inspired by the recent protests that led to the fall of the Tunisian government and the ousting of longtime Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptians have joined other protesters across the Arab world (in Algeria, notably) in protesting their autocratic governments, high levels of corruption, and grinding poverty. In Egypt, tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets.

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