Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
The recent re-taking of Tahrir Square by protesters has prompted a new rash of graffiti in Cairo. More and more, they explicitly denounce the rule of SCAF, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
A glimpse of the uprising in Egypt.
Eyes closed: Before the revolution, political expression in Egypt was stifled…
Bandaged man: but the anger broke through after the example of the Tunisian revolution of January...
Chess board: Notice that the king has been toppled in this game of chess
The Statue of Liberty: wears a full veil. Underneath is written, “You’re not free!”—a quote taken from a Salafi song, advising women that they must remain submissive
Fist: There are plenty of fists of defiance; this one is inscribed with a crescent and cross, the symbol of religious unity that was one of the features of Tahrir Square, when Coptic priests and Muslim Imams held hands and demonstrated together
As activists have now settled into Tahrir for a long-term sit-in, they decry the “couch party” of people who prefer to sit at home and complain about the ongoing disruption. Was heartening to see many first timers taking to the streets to show solidarity with the cause of Freedom
May Peace return to Egypt soon
Posted by Mee at 10:00 AM