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Silencing dissent

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The image speaks for itself. Loudly.

A picture speaks a thousand words Screenshot from Al Watan

A picture speaks a thousand words
Screenshot from Al Watan

Freedom was one of the key demands of the 25 January uprising. Fear of limitations on freedom of speech and women’s rights as laid out in the draft constitution is one of the reasons many Egyptians have taken to the streets in the past weeks.

Shahenda Meqled is a famous Egyptian activist who has fought for the rights of farmers for many years. On Wednesday she was protesting close to the Presidential Palace when a large, bearded man calmly took it in his own hands to silence her. Literally.

The image speaks louder than anything Shahenda Maqled could have said.

 

 


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