Muhammad Mahmoud St residents, shop owners bring down army wall

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On 17 February 2012, the local residents and shop owners in Muhammad Mahmoud Street hired a crane on their private expense, to remove the wall erected by the Egyptian army to block protesters during the November 2011 uprising.

The shop owners were not comfortable getting filmed and they asked me to stop filming, which I did. They spoke of “their interests and livelihood destroyed because of the wall.” Their unease with the filming clearly demonstrates this act was done without permission from the army necessarily.