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Tuesday
Apr082008

More food riots

There have been more riots triggered by food price rises driven by biofuels policy and crop failures due to the cold.

Haiti

Hédi Annabi told the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council that recent deadly riots in parts of Haiti over rising food prices also appear to have a political dimension, and could undermine the government as well as the public's confidence.

Egypt

Ahmed Ali Hammad, 15, died from gun shot wounds Tuesday morning in the Mahalla hospital, said a security official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. The gritty industrial city has been the scene of two days of violent clashes between police and residents angered over rising food prices.

The Times fears that unrest will spread to the Far East

 

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Reader Comments (1)

Amazing stupidity from one of the posters on that Times article. Apparently these deaths are due to our dependence on oil. Yup, and global warming causes cold, and socialism works.
Apr 9, 2008 at 12:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterNeal Asher

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