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Abulkasim al-Jaberi

Out of Sight, but Not out of Mind: Mohamed Mahmoud Remembered

[Ambulance arriving in Mohamed Mahmoud Street during the November 2011 clashes. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy]

On 19 November 2011, all hell broke loose in Mohamed Mahmoud Street, which juts east from Tahrir Square. Security forces brutally dispersed a sit-in of about two hundred relatives of those injured or killed during the revolution earlier that year, along with their supporters, to demand greater state support. As the news spread, the contempt and violence with which the sit-in was treated seemed to represent the then-ruling military council’s attitude toward the aspirations ...

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