This page gathers political and social statements, and not surprisingly those represent the most abundant form of street "art".
|Kantari. Probably the wisest of all!|
|Hamra. An ostrich with its head in the sand.|
|Mar Mitr. The TV screen reads:"The News"|
|Monot. The many car bombs that followed Syria's long-overdue expulsion|
from Lebanon were in turn followed by a plethora of stencils representing
ticking bombs, especially in the areas where the actual bombs exploded.
|Hamra. Woman power|
|Hamra. Obscure but I'm guessing it states that women "have no weight" in society|
|Hamra. One in a series of gay rights stencils (whose creators are not necessarily|
themselves gay). It shows a male face saying "I love him." In my opinion
this campaign could have benefited from properly designed, clearer graphics.
|Hamra. "Who's abnormal? Your mama's abnormal. I'm normal..."|
|Hamra. Two men kissing with the caption: "Where's the problem?"|
|Ain el Mreisse. Both portraits are labeled "emigrant", a reference|
to the hemorrage of young men and women who left the country. This has been
happening for decades, but it peaked alarmingly after the 2006 offensive.
|Ain el-Mreisse: "Sri Lankese ≠ servant." Two others in this|
series say "Foreigners ≠ stuffed with money" and "East European ≠ prostitute"
|These 3 designs found in Gemmayze are, if I'm reading them correctly,|
hybrids between animals and weapons. This one shows a dragonfly-helicopter.
|Here's a beaver-handgrenade.|
|And this one's a moose with submachine guns for antlers.|
|Hamra. This is in support of Gaza but I don't get it.|
|Hamra. "Intifada: even with shoes!"This followed Bush's being pelted with shoes|
in Iraq, an incident that made a lot of people's "best of 2008" list.
|Behind the American University: "You're blinding me with all these political slogans."|
|Behind the American University: "I will not pollute walls with|
partisan slogans. I will not pollute walls with partisan slogans..."
|Hamra. The blue tag says "Shame!"|
Interesting they didn't attempt to hide the offensive symbol.