Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Modern Obelisk

Yesterday saw the first anniversary of the protests that led to the fall of Hosny Mubarak. There were a lot of whispers about what to expect including the military's wild predictions that protesters would run riot, ransacking Cairo. What happened was beyond the realm of imagination. Tahrir was filled to capacity by 11 am, with huge marches on the way from all parts of the city protesting the continuation of military rule. The day was peaceful and powerful, challenging the military's predictions. This obelisk was brought to the protests and lists the martyrs of the protests for the past year. You can find this photo and others in the Facebook album of Egyptians in the US.

8 comments:

Star said...

What a wonderful idea...putting the names of the martyrs on the obelisk.

Shammickite said...

what is the obelisk made of?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

I'm not sure. Perhaps plywood?

vancouverstreetblog.blogspot.com said...

Very powerful shot.

vancouverstreetblog.blogspot.com said...

Very powerful image.

Tori Vacation Rentals News said...

Great idea indeed, modern times also have their modern heroes which deserve to be honoured!

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