Andriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana is a blogger from Antananarivo.
This uprising is different from the one in 2002 [caused by a dispute between the current president and his predecessor]. This one's not really political. Basically the president [Marc Ravalomanana] has just bought himself a 60-million-dollar plane. And according to the mayor [Andry Rajoelina], that's enough money to buy rice for the entire Madagascan population for five years. So people are angry, and some of them say that they should be allowed to help themselves from shops without paying. I don't think the crisis will last because the government has no choice but to negotiate. We might even see the president step down."
Photos by Andriankoto.