Anonymous-Themed Graffiti Litter Egypt As Disillusion Festers [PHOTOS]

 
on May 16 2012 7:34 PM
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Graffiti, some containing themes from the Anonymous movement, opposing Egypt's military rule has littered the streets of Cairo as its citizens' disillusion with the current regime continues to fester.

Accusations against the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces include brutalizing protesters, stifling human rights reforms and manipulating the elections to preserve their power.

Just earlier this month, military prosecutors detained more than 300 protesters who clashed with troops outside the Defense Ministry headquarters.

Such abuses were the very injustices protestors sought to end when they forced the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.

One graffito plastered on a wall in Cairo declared that the Blood of the martyr is lost, referring to the protesters who died in hopes of advancing democracy and reform in Egypt.

Other graffiti referenced Anonymous, a decentralized activist movement linked to protests and cyber attacks against governments and corporations worldwide. The movement has adopted symbols from the 2006 film V for Vendetta, such as the V' sign and Guy Fawkes mask, which are seen in some of the graffiti below 

A young man wearing a mask to protect him from tear gas passes a wall with graffiti of Chairman of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, in the shadow of clashes between police and protesters near the Interior Mini

A young man wearing a mask to protect him from tear gas passes a wall with graffiti of Chairman of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, in the shadow of clashes between police and protesters near the Interior Ministry in Cairo February Reuters

An Egyptian anti-military protester takes his position on a bridge with stencilled paintings depicting the Egyptian military council members, at Abbasiya Square in Cairo May 2, 2012. Egypt's military might hand over to civilian rule earlier than plan

An Egyptian anti-military protester takes his position on a bridge with stencilled paintings depicting the Egyptian military council members, at Abbasiya Square in Cairo May 2, 2012. Egypt's military might hand over to civilian rule earlier than planned in the unlikely event that this month's presidential election produces an outright winner, politicians said after meeting generals on Wednesday. The graffiti reads, "Down with military roles". Reuters

An Egyptian man walks in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti depicting the ruling military council controlling the presidential elections near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo May 16, 2012. Voting starts in Egypt's presidential election on May 23-24

An Egyptian man walks in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti depicting the ruling military council controlling the presidential elections near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo May 16, 2012. Voting starts in Egypt's presidential election on May 23-24 to choose who will succeed Hosni Mubarak, who was swept from office last year in a popular uprising. The graffiti at left shows in Arabic the date "30/6," and refers to the date when power will be handed over by the military council. The words at the bottom of the wall read: "The photo will change but those who rule will not change, down with the military rule". Reuters

An Egyptian man walks in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti, depicting the ruling military council controlling the presidential elections as a puppet show, near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo May 16, 2012. Voting starts in Egypt's presidential el

An Egyptian man walks in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti, depicting the ruling military council controlling the presidential elections as a puppet show, near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo May 16, 2012. Voting starts in Egypt's presidential election on May 23-24 to choose who will succeed Hosni Mubarak, who was swept from office last year in a popular uprising. Reuters

An Egyptian man walks in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti depicting protesters shouting, near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo

An Egyptian man walks in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti depicting protesters shouting, near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo Reuters

People walk in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti depicting Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (L) and martyrs at Mohamed Mahmoud street, which leads to the Interior Ministry, where clashes between protesters and security forces took place during the revolu

People walk in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti depicting Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (L) and martyrs at Mohamed Mahmoud street, which leads to the Interior Ministry, where clashes between protesters and security forces took place during the revolution. Reuters

An Egyptian man walks in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti depicting a tank, as a protest against the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo May 16, 2012.

An Egyptian man walks in front of a wall sprayed with graffiti depicting a tank, as a protest against the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo May 16, 2012. Voting starts in Egypt's presidential election on May 23-24 to choose who will succeed Hosni Mubarak, who was swept from office last year in a popular uprising. The words at the bottom of the wall read: "Blood of the martyr is lost". Reuters

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