Friday, January 28, 2011
The V for Victory sign has become symbolic of the anti-government protests in Egypt, where Egyptians are demonstrating for the end of the 30-year dictatorial Mubarak regime and the institution of political representation, freedom of speech and the right to dissent without being tortured by secret police. Egyptians have also seen their quality of life eviscerated by soaring food inflation as a result of acts of financial terrorism launched by the global banking elite.
An Egyptian woman flashes the V-sign for victory as she demonstrates outside the Lawyers’ Sydicate in Cairo
Egyptian protestors flash V sign as anti-riot policemen surround a protest in Suez, Egypt.
An Egyptian protester flashes the V-sign as riot police use water canon against protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.
“The occupier, by seeing this sign, always the same, infinitely repeated, [would] understand that he is surrounded, encircled by an immense crowd of citizens eagerly awaiting his first moment of weakness, watching for his first failure.”
Victor Auguste de Laveleye, former Belgian minister of Justice.
“Resistance V’s appeared all over the country….The V campaign meant ordinary people could feel they were doing something, however symbolic, to protest against the Occupation.”
Matthew Cobb, The Resistance.
This article was posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm