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Police arrest Mona Eltahawy for defacing racist poster

By Sunny Hundal
September 29 2012




New York city police arrested the activist and writer Mona Eltahawy last night for defacing racist posters on the New York subway.

The ad campaign is promoted by American blogger Pamela Geller – also behind the campaign to stop a Mosque being built near Ground Zero in NYC – and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).

The ad implies that Muslims are savages. It reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.”

Some New Yorkers have taken to plastering ‘racist’ over the ads.

But Mona Eltahawy took matters into her own hand.

She decided to spray-paint one of the posters, with a friend filming her.

A woman decides to protect the poster, and after some weaving by Mona and the woman, a police officer comes to the scene and arrests the activist.

They don’t explain why they are arresting her.

“This is non-violent protest, see this America!” she said as cops cuffed her. “I’m an Egyptian-American and I refuse hate,” reports The New York Post.

Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative also placed similarly racist ads in stations in New York suburbs.

Credit to Mona for taking a stand against the ads.

Originally published by Liberal Conspiracy

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