Protests Roil Capitals: Visits to Cairo, Tirana, Beirut and Tunis Pose Danger55 sec read
Violent protests have erupted across the Mediterranean as simmering discontent among the populace has boiled over to threaten those in power. Today’s headlines tell the story—
- Angry crowds in Cairo were met with water cannons and tear gas
- Opposition plans to rally in Tirana, Albania Friday after three protesters are shot dead
- Seven die in streets of Beirut; cleric warns of violence spinning out of control
The revolution in Tunisia is just ten days old, and the capital city is still on edge as power is brokered among the remaining politicians. The troubles in Beirut and Tirana can be traced to longstanding political struggles, but the uprising in Tunis has sparked the Cairo demonstrations. Observers warn that citizens of other Arab capitals may be emboldened to act as social media help spread the indignation and fervor.