What “Solidarity” means in Egypt

All sketches come from real photos from Aljazeera & BoingBoing

I cite the quotations that come with the picture in order of appearance

1. Demonstartors are demanding that President Hosni Mubarak step down. This man wears a T-shirt reading ‘Down With Mubarak’. It bears a cross and a crescent as a sign of unity between Christians and Muslims [AFP]

2. As clashes intensified, police waded into the crowds with batons and fired volleys of tear gas [GALLO/GETTY]

3. Photo: A protester kisses a police officer during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to Mubarak’s three-decade rule. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

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