Egypt’s Bread Crisis Awakens Old Fears of Political Unrest
CAIRO—For decades, vendors sold subsidized Egyptian baladi bread for almost nothing in Al-Sayeda Zeinab market, a bustling hub for this city’s working class. One day last month, there was suddenly no baladi.
Customers started shouting at Khalil Mohamed, a municipal bakery-shop worker. “You should have seen the fight,” said Mr. Mohamed, 25 years old. “It was like a hunger crisis.”