(NEW YORK) -- Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday that there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn’t find a way to start generating more jobs.
He pointed to demonstrations in both Cairo and Madrid as examples of dissatisfied citizens taking to the streets to show their unhappiness.
In Cairo, angry Egyptians demonstrated their frustrations by toppling leader Hosni Mubarak and, more recently, attacking the Israeli Embassy. In Madrid, recent protests were sparked by the government's decision to spend millions on Pope Benedict’s visit rather than dealing with their widespread unemployment problems.
Bloomberg’s prediction comes as President Obama has been pressuring Republicans to pass his proposed job creation plan.
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