The mural for martyr Islam Raafat was painted over by what is most likely the government (since the property was public, and the paint job is cheap).
What was once this:
Now looks like this:
This has sparked an outrage within some circles on Twitter, and raised the question: What harm did Islam Raafat's portrait cause our beloved government?
This act of absolute unnecessary censorship has inspired artists on the Twittersphere to call for a Cairo-wide Mad Graffiti Weekend on May 6 - 7. More details on this initiative will be published soon, including good locations to work on, the conditions surrounding them, powerful themes to inspire, and meeting times so interested individuals can share ideas and meet possible collaborators. To make this work, we do not only need the help of artists, but also calligraphers, photographers, videographers, promoters, bloggers, journalists, writers, suppliers (paint, ladders, etc), and many more. If you're interested in partaking, please comment on this blog post or follow #madgraffitiweekend on Twitter.