Media Type:

Graffiti


Title

Saad Zaghloul

Subject

Graffiti/Street Art

Description

Saad Zaghloul gives the finger to the presidential elections of 2012. Zaghloul is a popular figure in the Egyptian imagination, a leader of the 1919 revolution, representing Egypt's first nationalist politician who called for independence and democracy.
Many supporters of the revolution were totally disillusioned and abstained in the presidential run-off, as the choice was between Ahmed Shafiq, regarded as a remnant of the old regime, or 'feloul' in Arabic, and Mohamed Morsi, the candidate for the Muslim Brotherhood, whom were considered to be traitors to the revolution. Those revolutionaries who voted for Morsi on the basis that he was the lesser of two evils were called 'lemon squeezers'.

Creator

Saiko Manio, Ahmed Abdallah and Ahmed Al Masry

Publisher

Suzee in the City blog

Date Published

05/06/2012

Rights

Suzee in the City

Language

Arabic/English

Date Created

05/06/2012

Citation

Saiko Manio, Ahmed Abdallah and Ahmed Al Masry, “Saad Zaghloul,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 30, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/87.

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