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Despite Grievances, Few Egyptians Join Protest Movement

The streets of central Cairo were packed with people on Saturday and no one – not the storekeepers selling shoes and clothing, not the laborers hammering away at the blacktop, not the men at the coffeehouse sipping tea – seemed to be thinking about the protesters surrounded by hundreds of riot policemen just two blocks away. It was a strange juxtaposition, almost as though a movie were being shot nearby, with the police beating protesters and dragging them off to jail. But two minutes’ walk down Talaat Harb Street, music blared from a storefront. Men, women and children strolled, sending a message quite different from what the rest of the world might conclude from news reports about the protests. Full Story

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