It Started With Tunisia

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Who would have thought that Tunisia, one of the smallest Arab nations and one of the lesser influential ones, would have sparked a series of revolts that have shook the very core of governments around the region. It started with Tunisia. Then the torch was passed to Egypt where 10 days later, opposition protesters are still maintaining the pressure on Mubarak’s government. And tonight, on the eve of a supposed mass demonstration on Friday, as unrest and dissent shakes Egypt, the governments of its neighbours tremble.

King Abdullah of Jordan has already dismissed his cabinet and appointed a new Prime Minister. Algeria has taken steps to deny any form of protest. Yemen is in the midst of political turmoil as its President has been forced to resign himself to not running for re-election. Sudanese citizens have begun rioting. And most amazing of all, tomorrow protests are planned in the Arab world’s most rigorous police state, Syria.

Thank you Tunisia, and Carry on Masr.


Written by BraveNewEgypt

February 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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