- Posted June 6, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Activists organize silent stands to commemorate Khaled Said's death anniversary
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
Egyptian activists organized silent stands across Egypt on Wednesday, June 6, to commemorate the second anniversary of Khaled Said's death. Khaled Said, a 28-year-old Egyptian from the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, was tortured to death at the hands of two police officers. Khaled has become the symbol for many Egyptians who dream to see their country free of brutality and torture. His death was one of the many sparks that ignited the Egyptian revolution. This iReport was shot on Kasr El Nil bridge in downtown Cairo, where hundreds of activist stood silently, wearing black clothes and holding pictures of Khaled Said and other martyrs who were killed in the revolution. Participants held papers with messages written on them, as "the revolution will continue", "No to torture and brutality", "we will bring their right and fulfill their dream".