Thus for only one police officer has been convicted of killing protesters during the revolution. He was tried in absentia. More recently anger has flared over the acquittal and release of a number of others, and while the Prime Minister has called for the re-arrest of 300 charged with killing demonstrators, the Interior Ministry has refused this demand, further angering protesters in the square. The photograph in this picture is of a child killed during the revolution, left against a wall leading to Tahrir Square.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) are the defacto rulers of Egypt, 'overseeing' the transition to civilian rule. Many Egyptians are highly skeptical of their intentions however, their interest in protecting their own, and their traditionally anti-reform leader, Field Marshall Tantawi.
A demonstrator holds a stenciled image of Field Marshall Tantawi - increasingly criticized - behind bars. Minutes later the demonstrator was acosted by men and physically restrained while they destroyed his sign. Undaunted, he regained his poise and held the pieces together, one segment in each hand.
A man washes dishes along Mohamed Mahmoud street, leading to Tahrir. One week ago, this street was the site of heavy fighting between protesters and the police. A grafitti memorial mural of a demonstrator hurling a tear gas canister in the direction of what had been the police line appeared on the wall just hours before the July 8th reclamation of Tahrir.