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Egyptians Brace for Food, Gas & Money Shortages Amidst Unrest


As anti-government protests rage in cities across Egypt for the sixth day, locals have begun stockpiling food as store shelves go empty.

According to Arabic-language news daily Al-Arabiya, Cairo is already facing shortages of bread and vegetables and food imports have been almost completely suspended. Meanwhile, the future is uncertain for the 70 percent of Egyptians who live on government-subsidized bread."

CNN also reports that banks are closed and ATM machines are empty. Many gas stations are also running low on petrol:

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