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Protests In Egypt Erupt Into Chaos - Find Out The Truth About Egypt's Rebellion

Updated on December 26, 2011

Egypt News Up-Date - Mubarak Resigns After 18 Days of Protest!

People power has made the President of Egypt for the past 30 years step down and pass on rule to the military.

What Caused Egypt's Protests?

You cannot miss the news about Egypt being plunged into disorder and lawlessness. What started out as peaceful demonstrations and a call for President Mubarak to resign soon turned into hostility, fighting and sadly death.

So, why has this rebellion taken place? Why are the Egypitan people crying out for democracy? and why now, after living for 30 years under the rule of Hosni Mubarak? These were the questions I asked. I wanted to understand and know why people were rioting in Egypt. The media has not been forthcoming on this question, but understandably they are reporting on the rioting, the bloodshed and the voice of America supporting the protestors' call for Mubarak to step down.

I decided to do some research as I am sure many other people would want to know what caused this crisis. Here is what I found.

Rising Food Prices Leads to Egypt Protests

One of the first reports I read claimed that that Egyptians were angry about the dramatic hike in price for basic foodstuffs, such as cereals rice, sugar and cooking. These increased prices was something they could not afford and as a result many Egyptians were on the brink of starvation. This was the first of many triggers to cause the rioting.


Political Unrest In Egypt

Another trigger as to why Egyptians have taken to the streets in protest is because of their objection to the government’s legal and political policies of brutality, state of emergency laws, lack of free elections, free speech and corruption. Egypt also has high unemployment and low minimum wages, contributing to the downward economic spiral towards poverty.


Egypt No Longer Wants Hosni Mubarak for President

If truth be told the main trigger for Egyptians protesting is that they want the current President Hosni Mubarak to resign so that they can be free from the 30 year authoritarian rule of the Mubarak regime. They are fed up of the goverment’s oppression and want democracy, social equality, freedom and justice

Finally, whatever the outcome of the uncertainty in Egypt there will be repurcussions for the US.

Since Anwar Sadat reversed his alliance with the Soviets and formed an alliance with the United States, and Egypt's intelligence support after 9/11 helped block and undermine al Qaeda, the US has a close relationship with Egypt which will be destroyed if Egypt becomes an islamic state.

The reason there is protesting in Egypt is because the Egyptians are

  • Angry at the massive hikes in food prices
  • Tired of the oppressive legal and political policies, and
  • the authoritarian rule of President Hosni Mubarak.


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