Graffiti artists defend work in Tahrir Square with ’Quranic verses’ - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online
Minor clashes erupted in Mohamed Mahmoud Street near Tahrir Square on Friday between revolutionary Graffiti-supporters who gathered to close down the street to protect art work on its wall from potential vandalism, and Salafist demonstrators.
The clashes allegedly started after rumors circulated that Salafist protesters erased the graffiti of the Egyptian uprising’s martyrs on the street and replaced them with Quranic verses.
According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, the verses were drawn by pro-revolution graffiti artist Ammar Abu Bakr and his partners on Thursday night.
The graffiti artists used Quranic verses to communicate with the Islamists “in their own religious language,” according to Abu Bakr.