Media Type:

Performance


Title

"Come back, police"

Subject

Protest

Description

People demonstrate in Hussein Square, in Islamic Cairo, calling for the police to return to the streets.
Following protests on 28 January 2011, dubbed the 'Day of Rage', many police stations were burned down and the police and security forces withdrew from the streets.
In the months following the stepping down of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians participated in many protests, benefitting from their new found freedom. Many of these protests were in support of the aims of the revolution. However, as in this case, some protests were against the revolution and in support of the old regime, including the security apparatus. One of the most prominent media figures backing the police and army was the TV presenter Tawfiq Okasha, who would regularly denounce the revolutionaries and incite counter-demonstrations.

Creator

various unknown

Publisher

Nicola Pratt

Date Published

18/06/2011

Rights

Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language

Arabic

Date Created

18/06/2011

Citation

various unknown, “"Come back, police",” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed July 2, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/253.

Output Formats


Media

come back police.JPG

Translation

"Come back police, without you we are in trouble", "We want peace and security, we want the police like before"