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The Signs of Midan Tahrir

by George Carothers

Seventeen days on, and thousands of Egyptian protesters continue to occupy Tahrir Square. Ignoring the onslaught of abuse from government supporters and more recent reports of torture at the hands of the military, the city has become a space of fearless opposition and unrelenting anger. The following video from Oliver Wilkins showcases the captivating words of protest from the signs that populate this site of sociopolitical transformation.

Credits: Video of Tahrir Square from Oliver Wilkins.