Egypt: Cairo struggles for normalcy in face of protests

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February 8, 2011
The New York Times    
Posted in PND News

"As Egypt’s revolt entered its third week, the government of President Hosni Mubarak sought to seize the initiative yesterday from protesters still crowding Tahrir Square, offering a pay raise for public employees, announcing a date for opening the stock market, and projecting an air of normalcy in a city reeling just days ago. The confidence, echoed by state-controlled media that have begun acknowledging the protests after days of the crudest propaganda, suggested both sides believed the uprising’s vitality may depend on their ability to sway a population still divided over events that represent the most fundamental realignment of politics here in nearly three decades." (02/08/11)  

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