Posts Tagged ‘Army’

Ammar Abo Bakr paints graffiti on AUC Library wall on Mohamed Mahmoud Street

Army’s walls become venues for revolutionary art

As army’s separation walls come down, two young artists paint graffiti on the downtown street that until recently was considered the revolution’s frontline [Published in Ahram Online] Graffiti, or street art, isn’t something most people see being made, but rather something they simply pass by on their way from place to place. But seeing the […]

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Kasr El Einy Street Street Battle Dec 18 – معركة شارع القصر العيني ١٨ ديسمبر

Following days of the army brutally and unjustifiably attacking peaceful protesters the army has set up yet another concrete wall on Kasr El Einy street along with barbed wires on Sheikh Rihan (Off Kasr El Einy) and the stone battles continue from a distance. This is fast turning into Mohamed Mahmoud.  

Tahrir Protest Friday Nov 18

Demands were: – SCAF give power to civilians in April 2012 – Halt to military trials to civilians The day after this protest was the start of SCAF ordering police forces and military police to attack protests in Tahrir for days.  

Battlefield & Square – Tahrir – Nov 22nd

The battle between the protestors and Police/Army forces continue for a 4th day. The protestors have no weapons but rocks and occasionally molotov. The police use tear gas, CS gas, pallets and live ammunition. Protestors are trying to push back the forces to ensure the safety of the square for the sit in.  

March to Tahrir Nov 22 – Down with SCAF

Demands of the march & sit in: – SCAF leaves handing over power to a civil transitional body – Government leaves & Civil Presidential Council hires a National Salvation Government – Presidential elections take place in April 2012  

Egyptian army shows its true colours

On January 25th, various Egyptians across different spectrums took the streets in peaceful protest demanding the removal of the regime, bread, freedom and human dignity. The 18 days of protests that inspired people around the world caused many changes, the most notable of them was the resignation of Mubarak. Egypt’s streets spent the night of […]