On January 2011, Egyptians from all walk of life gathered at Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest the country’s declining state. Poverty, government corruption and unemployment were (and still is) rampant. These drove citizens to protest against the rule of Hosni Mubarak who governed the country for three decades.
Going around Tahrir Square nowadays, one will find graffiti splattered on abandoned, dilapidated buildings. And few are on fences and doors. Most of the graffiti themes are still deeply rooted on the reasons why Egypt Revolution happened five years ago: hunger, injustices, unemployment and political bureaucracy.
I found these graffiti on the same street where McDonald and Pizza Pizza are. Walk further and once flies start bothering you and a putrid smell is on the air, you’re almost there. 🙂