neighborhood update ii: showing no flags!
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on May 22, 2008
This is just a quick post – yesterday I had no time to write, as I went straight from work to downtown, then to dinner, and then back downtown to see the tent dismantling. (I’ll post photographs from yesterday’s excursions later today, when I have more time to write.)
But I did want to share a picture of one big neighborhood change I noticed this morning. No, the SSNP has not vacated the abandoned Mobil station on Sidani that they so valiantly captured two weeks ago – but someone has taken down all the flags at the AUH roundabout:
I’m sure it won’t be long before some other group decides to claim this poor street sign-turned-flagpole. But in the meantime, I’m celebrating the depoliticization of at least one small bit of Hamra. No Mustaqbal flag, no opposition flags – just a normal street, where all citizens are welcome. Woo hoo!