Strikes Send Egyptian Economy Reeling

(New York Times) Anthony Shadid - Suez Canal workers this week joined striking workers at textile mills, pharmaceutical plants, chemical industries, the Cairo airport, the transportation sector and banks, sending the Egyptian economy reeling and defying the military's attempt to restore a veneer of order. "For 30 years, there were no protests at all...and now that's all there is," said Ibrahim Aziz, a merchant in downtown Cairo. "The situation's a mess."

2011-02-18 00:00:00

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