Friday, November 18, 2011

Photos from "Friday of Protecting Democracy"

Thousands of demonstrators filled Tahrir square today. Primarily, they were demanding that the cabinet refuse to approve a constitutional amendment giving sweeping powers to the military even after the transition to civilian rule. You can find a lot of commentary on their demands from various press sources. I've posted a mess of photos on Facebook. I was particularly struck by a set of political cartoons posted on a wall between the American University campus and Hardee's. Here are two of them:

Mubarak operates Field Marshall Tantawy (current de facto leader of Egypt) who in turn operates the "parties," "police," and "thugs."

"The [Military] Council strongly supports 'Freedom of Opinion'"

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