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Egypt: Graffiti Over Presidential Palace Walls
Written by Ahmed Awadalla On 13 December 2012 @ 18:58 pm | No Comments
In Arabic, Arts & Culture, Egypt, English, Freedom of Speech, Middle East & North Africa, Photography, Photos, Protest, Weblog
It seems like the revolutionary spirit is galvanized in Egypt, thanks to President Mohammed Morsy's power grab  – his recent decision that gave him broad decision-making power. The decision sparked nation-wide protests, most notably a sit-in was staged around the presidential palace.
Photographer Jonathan Rashad , who has been actively using his camera to document major events since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, shared the following photographs of graffiti which tell the story on his Flickr account .
Here is a selection:
The sit-in in front of the palace was attacked on December 5th, which resulted 6 deaths and much more left injured. Testimonies of anti-Morsi protesters being tortured  at the hands of Morsi supporters began surfacing later. Various walls were erected around the palace to prevent protesters from approaching. These walls were targets of graffiti artists as well.
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URLs in this post:
 power grab: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/22/world/la-fg-egypt-morsi-powers-20121123
 Jonathan Rashad: https://twitter.com/JonathanRashad
 his Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drumzo/sets/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drumzo/8264591190/in/set-72157632220070345
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drumzo/8263518181/in/set-72157632220070345
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drumzo/8264595378/in/set-72157632220070345
 protesters being tortured: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/evidence-of-torture-by-egyptian-islamists/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drumzo/8263509313/in/set-72157632220070345/
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