Egypt erases history: 5 places where the Mubarak name will be removed
An Egyptian court on April 21 ordered the physical removal of the Mubarak family name from all public places, formalizing a process that protesters began months ago. With Hosni Mubarak's name and face plastered on everything from street signs to stadiums to train stations, it will take a long time for the state to fully remove his mark. Here are a few of places to be scrubbed of the Mubarak moniker:
The Mubarak subway, and highway, and bridge, and...
"Mubarak" is all over the countryâ€™s transportation systems. The subway station beneath Cairoâ€™s Ramses Square is named after Hosni, as is a highway in the capital city. An Egyptian told The New York Times that protesters took it upon themselves to change the station name long before the court order by making signs of their own renaming the station â€śMartyrs of the January 25th revolutionâ€ť and covering up the old Mubarak signs.
Thereâ€™s also the â€śMubarak Peace Bridge,â€ť alternately known as the Suez Canal Bridge, connecting the Sinai Desert and the Egyptian mainland. On top of all that, almost every city in Egypt also has a "Mubarak Street."
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