Thursday, February 24, 2011

Libyan Signs Denounce Qaddafi To The World

During the Egyptian demonstrations against Mubarak, protesters held a sign that was a takeoff on Obama's famous campaign poster and "Yes We Can" slogan. Now Libyan demonstrators are carrying their own version of the Obama poster, in which Qaddafi appears over the word "Hopeless"–a play on Obama's "Hope and Change" slogan:

These posters, featuring an American-based image and a slogan in English, are one more example of  the protesters' sophisticated use of the media to transmit their message internationally. Also noteworthy in this regard is the use of the colloquial expression "Game Over" in protest signs in Tunisia, Egypt and, currently, Libya:

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