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Alfa - Lithuania | Thursday, September 20, 2012

Arab Spring not dead

International media have begun to prophesy the death of the Arab Spring in the wake of protests in Muslim countries against the US-produced anti-Islam film. The portal Alfa disagrees: "It is too early to weep bitter tears. A far more interesting truth lurks behind the pictures of agitators published en masse in the media the world over. Fewer people have taken part in these protests than ever before. Cairo, for example has 9 million inhabitants, but only 1,000 have now gathered to protest on Tahrir Square. Last year hundreds of thousands met there for regular protests, despite the very real danger of being killed. And in the end they toppled the dictator Hosni Mubarak. Now, however, relatively few demonstrators are determined to climb the fences of US embassies or kill diplomats."

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