Friday, 21 September 2012

Egypt's revolutionary graffiti returns

Revolutionary artists cover the walls of Mohamed Mahmoud St, Tahrir, in graffiti, just days after the famous street art was wiped off by authorities.

Mohamed Mahmoud St, the scene of 5 days of deadly clashes in November 2011, is now seen as one of the focal points of the revolution. Graffiti on it's walls has been wiped off before but each time it returns with new ideas - and the targets of the art are as fluid as Egypt's political situation.

The new artworks still focus on the martyrs of Egypt's uprising, but recently elected president Mohamed Morsi is now targeted on a number of pieces. Previously much of the graffiti was against remnants of the old regime and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, who officially stepped away from power on July 1st.