Mubarak pictures taken down
Cairo – The omnipresent pictures of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were being officially removed from government offices and streets on Sunday.
Large pictures of Mubarak, who resigned after almost 30 years in power on Friday following 18 days of street protests, were also removed from the Military Academy in Cairo’s suburb of Heliopolis.
Although protesters tore down his pictures during protests and removed his name from the Mubarak metro station in Cairo, the army had not until now officially moved to also take down government slogans and murals that read “Egypt is Mubarak and Mubarak is Egypt”.
Protesters have also called for the Mubarak Police Academy to be renamed the Khaled Said Police Academy, after the 28-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death by police, sparking outrage that helped fuel the popular uprising.