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Egyptians divided as tuk-tuk driver's rant goes viral

A tuk-tuk driver has gone into hiding after a video spread of him expressing concern about Egypt's surging food prices and disappearing vital commodities.
Egyptian drive rickshaws also known as "Tuk-tuks" along a road bearing portraits of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Imbaba district of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on October 15, 2015. Egyptians begin voting on the weekend for a parliament expected to step firmly in line behind President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has crushed all opposition since ousting his Islamist predecessor in 2013. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

"You watch Egypt on television and it's like Vienna; you go out on the street and it's like Somalia's cousin."

These words expressed by a tuk-tuk driver could describe the worries of everyday Egyptians after consumer prices have surged and many vital food commodities have disappeared. Meanwhile, some accuse members of the government of indulging in lives of luxury while at the same time calling for austerity among the public.

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