"Come back, police"
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.
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various unknown, “"Come back, police",” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed February 23, 2024, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/253.
"Come back police, without you we are in trouble", "We want peace and security, we want the police like before"