Media Type:

Graffiti


Title

Belal Ali Saber

Subject

Graffiti/Street Art

Description

Famous street artists Ammar Abo Bakr and El Zeft created this poster art as a tribute to Belal Ali Saber -- a young man killed whilst marching in a pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstration. The image captures the face of the officer who killed him, whilst Belal is given angel wings.
Before July 2013, protesters killed at the hands of security forces would have been celebrated by revolutionary activists as 'martyrs'. However, in the context of deep political polarisation, this young man's death went unremarked and was even seen as justifiable by some because he was a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hence, this image not only holds to account Belal's killer but also draws attention to the degree to which Egyptians accept these killings.

Creator

Ammar Abo Bakr and El Zeft

Publisher

Suzee in the City

Date Published

16/10/2013

Contributor

    Photo by Abdelrahman Zin Eldin

Rights

Suzee in the City

Language

Arabic/English

Date Created

16/10/2013

Citation

Ammar Abo Bakr and El Zeft, “Belal Ali Saber,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed July 13, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/80.

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