More than a year after the start of the Arab Spring in December of 2010, the revolutionary spirit of the Egyptian youth is still very much alive. In Cairo, after twelve people died battling the police around Tahrir Square last February, Mohammed Mahmoud Street starting filling up with revolutionary street art and graffiti honoring the martyrs. The Northern wall of the American University of Cairo is now covered in portraits of the victims, deformed figures symbolizing government officials and revolutionary writings. Both the school and the state authorities have taken action against revolutionary graffiti and street art in the past. Walls have been painted over, reinforced and even made higher. As of now, the art on Mohammed Mahmoud street is untouched, but who knows for how much longer…
This video, shot by Al Jazeera English reporters, presents the current situation on Mohammed Mahmoud Street. You can find more photos of the murals here.
Text: Lydia C
Source: Al Jazeera English