Egyptians Treat Wisconsin Protesters to Pizza

Local pizza shop receiving orders from 12 countries, 38 states
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2011 4:00 AM CST
Updated Feb 21, 2011 6:10 AM CST
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(Newser) – It's protest pepperoni across the waters. Egyptian sympathizers are treating Wisconsin protesters to pizza, reports Politico. In fact, Ian's on State Street, a pizza shop haunt of UW-Madison students, has been busy filling orders from 12 countries—and 38 US states—to supply slices to protesters at the State Capitol as they demonstrate against a GOP move to cut pay and union rights of Wisconsin workers. The international movement, fanned by Ian's Twitter and Facebook posts, has become so monumental that the shop had to tweet people to stop ordering last night—at least until 11am today.

On Saturday, the shop delivered more than 300 pizzas to the Capitol, compliments of Korea, Finland, Germany, Canada, Turkey, and other far-off locations. (Read more Egypt stories.)

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