Bibliotheca Alexandrina: A Knowledge and Cultural Beacon in the Middle East
“During the recent uprising in Egypt, the city of Alexandria witnessed fierce violence including the burning down of the provincial government building and state security headquarters. However a rare point of agreement between anti-regime protestors and the government security apparatus was to protect the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). The images of a human barricade shielding the BA during the protests highlight the importance of this institution.
Sources:SFG-ME April 2011 pgs. 9-11