Mozambicans protest food and fuel prices as they overturn a burning car on a street of Maputo on September 2.(Sergio Costa/AFP/Getty Images)
Mozambicans protest food and fuel prices as they overturn a burning car on a street of Maputo on September 2.
(Sergio Costa/AFP/Getty Images)

Food Prices Rocket, Spark Riots

September 7, 2010  •  From theTrumpet.com
Police open fire on demonstrators in Mozambique.
 

Thirteen people were killed in riots in Mozambique last week as the government raised the price of food, water and electricity. Over 400 people were arrested in connection with the riots.

Protests over food also broke out in Egypt recently, bringing back memories of the unrest and riots caused by the food crisis in 2007-2008.

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