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Egypt: Graffiti Over Presidential Palace Walls

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:

Graffiti portraying President Morsi as an octopus swimming in a sea of blood. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

‘Leave, sheep’ referring to President Morsi, in an allusion to the herd-like behavior of Muslim Brotherhood. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

graffiti over Egypt presidential palace walls

‘Leave, you idiot’
‘Illegitimate’ (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Depiction of military police, accused of committing grave human rights violations against protesters during transition period in Egypt

Depiction of military police, accused of committing grave human rights violations against protesters during transition period in Egypt (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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.

'Your walls won't protect you from the revolutionaries'

‘Your walls won't protect you from the revolutionaries’ (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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