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Egypt Protests and "the Arab Street"

by Edwin Black

In an "as-it-is-happening" assessment of the January 28, 2011 upheaval in Egypt, Edwin Black was asked to place the mass protests on the street in historical perspective. Written under deadline conditions, the article explains that "the Arab Street" has been a volatile and unpredictable feature of the disenfranchised Arab populations for generations. Many have asked, after Mubarak of Egypt, is Abdullah of Jordan next?

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