Taking Out the Trash Youth Clean Up Egypt After Mubarak

Winegar, Jessica
June 2011
Middle East Report;Summer2011, Issue 259, p32
Academic Journal
The article reports on the move of young people in Egypt to cleanup the Tahrir Square after celebrating the ouster of Muhammad Husni Mubarak on February 12, 2011, the country's dictator for 30 years. It reveals that the cleanup was a symbolic of the drive to purify the government, ridding it of the kind of mismanagement, discrimination and corruption that characterized the sanitation crisis. It also notes that the middle-class youth swept the streets and pushed into piles the chunks of pavement that had broken under the weight of army tanks as well as the hammering of protesters making projectiles for self-defense.


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