The people want ...
A collection of demands expressed by individual citizens, pinned to a tree in Tahrir Square. It demonstrates the differences amongst ordinary Egyptians in terms of what they wanted from the revolution.
The act of pinning handwritten notes to a tree in Tahrir Square also illustrates the new found freedom of expression and the new relationship between ordinary people and public space in the wake of the 25 January 2011 uprising.
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various unknown, “The people want ...,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed October 3, 2023, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/252.
A selection of demands: "A revolutionary tribunal to try those who haven't been tried", "The biggest problems of the Egyptian people are the cost of items from bread to gas", "We want the president to be Ahmed Zewail [Egyptian nobel prize winning scientist], Farouk El-Baz [Egyptian-American space scientist] or Essam Sharaf [an engineer who served as prime minister after Ahmed Shafiq's resignation in March 2011].