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Omayma Kamal

They Want a Coup? Let’s Make a Revolution Out of It!

[20 April 2012, protester carrying the Egyptian flag. Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim]

Watching Mohamed Fouad, the singer, open last Thursday’s trading session at the Cairo Stock Exchange was especially worrying. It came only a few hours after Egyptians had stayed up all night celebrating their partial, temporary victory. On the previous day, Egyptians had just managed to remove a president who was blocking their revolution. So why would the Stock Exchange, on that day of all days, choose one of those old regime performers who had spent so much time on ...

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