Media Type:

Graffiti


Title

Eye patches

Subject

street art/graffiti

Description

These images of people wearing eye patches were painted on the walls of the downtown American University in Cairo campus on Mohamed Mahmoud Street in tribute to those protesters who lost their eyes during protests in and around Tahrir Square in November 2011.
The protests started on 19 November 2011 after the security forces dispersed a sit-in organised by families of the martyrs - those killed or injured in the January 2011 uprising. For about six days, security forces attempted to suppress protests in Tahrir Square and Mohammed Mahmoud Street using large amounts of force, including by snipers targeting protesters' eyes. The clashes were happening at the same time as parliamentary elections, leading many activists to call for the suspension of the elections.
Following these events, eye patches became a symbol of the revolution.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Suzee in the City

Date Published

3/12/2011

Rights

Suzee in the City

Language

English/Arabic

Date Created

25/11/2011

Citation

unknown , “Eye patches,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed September 19, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/258.

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Media

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