Egyptians refuse to be erased
After the removal of graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, artists continue to protest through painting.
- The clip below details the importance of Mohamed Mahmoud Street to the Egyptian revolution. Work crews have attempted to remove the graffiti there before.
- The whitewash follows a Saturday inspection of Tahrir Square by Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil. The inspection later prompted additional clean-up measures around the square. Some Egyptians criticised the clean up of the square, citing double standards and poor governance by the Morsi administration.
- Twitter users took to the street to share photos of the graffiti removal.
- Egyptian netizens lamented the loss of the graffiti, which depicted slogans, images and memorials to heroes of the revolution.
- Many began tweeting theirs favorite works from the Mohamed Mahmoud walls:
- The image below, tweeted by Sherief Gaber, links to a panorama image of the iconic street:
- After the graffiti was removed, within hours, Egyptians headed to the street to paint on the blank walls.
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