A Series of Anti-SCAF Campaigns as Elections Finally Reach Mansoura

The below video, whether you completely agree with it or not, does a brilliant job of weaving together a  hyper brief history of the military council’s (SCAF) various abuses since taking power last February.

And around Mansoura this is the poster that has been plastered over some of the campaign flyers as citizens go to vote:

The white words on the top right read “This is not a picture of the Palestinian occupation, but rather of an Egyptian child on the soil of Egypt.” The text on the left is “Would you accept this for your sister?! Would you accept this for yourself?!” all accompanied by photos of the recent violence outside the parliament in Cairo.

The above poster campaign, along with anti-SCAF graffiti, along with periodic public showings of military abuse has all been building over the past week. Another campaign, simply called “liars” has also made its appearance in the city over the past few days, accompanied by its own posters. Will this energy manifest itself into something more serious on January 25? That’s what most people here have been talking about. Personally, I find it unlikely, though certainly a lot of people will head to the square. But this country always surprises me.

As I  hurriedly write there are people voting outside. Back to elections.

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The below video, whether you completely agree with it or not, does a brilliant job of weaving together a  hyper brief history of the military council’s (SCAF) various abuses since taking power last February.

And around Mansoura this is the poster that has been plastered over some of the campaign flyers as citizens go to vote:

The white words on the top right read “This is not a picture of the Palestinian occupation, but rather of an Egyptian child on the soil of Egypt.” The text on the left is “Would you accept this for your sister?! Would you accept this for yourself?!” all accompanied by photos of the recent violence outside the parliament in Cairo.

The above poster campaign, along with anti-SCAF graffiti, along with periodic public showings of military abuse has all been building over the past week. Another campaign, simply called “liars” has also made its appearance in the city over the past few days, accompanied by its own posters. Will this energy manifest itself into something more serious on January 25? That’s what most people here have been talking about. Personally, I find it unlikely, though certainly a lot of people will head to the square. But this country always surprises me.

As I  hurriedly write there are people voting outside. Back to elections.

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