Funny Headgear at Egypt Protest

Feb 5, 2011 2 comments

Photos of the unrest in Egypt that has been splashing across news tabloids and Internet blogs the last few days are mostly violent and depressing. But sometimes they take a comical turn. Demonstrators in Cairo calling for Hosni Mubarak's removal are resorting to a variety of makeshift headgear to protect themselves from rocks and other objects thrown by regime supporters.

There's a man with a saucepan on his head, another with plastic bottles wrapped around with a piece of cloth, while another looks like pieces of bread kept in place by cellophane tapes. Smart fellow – serves both as a helmet and food. Enjoy the gallery.





cardboard box helmet

helmet bottles

helmet cardboard

helmet planter

styrofoam helmet

Pictures: Getty Images / AP / EPA / Reuters


  1. I guess it's serving their purpose. Here in the United States people take for granted the fact that we dont have to walk around with head protection on.

    1. Neither do people in Egypt who aren't rioting.


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