Due to the recent events in Egypt, the Ministry of Local Development is drafting a law to ban abusive graffiti throughout the country. This law also makes graffiti punishable with a prison sentence up to 4 years or a 100,000 pound fine. The reasoning behind the law is to stop the displaying of opposition, which has been the latest trend due to the country’s uprising. Everyone is on the fence with this, but in hindsight, almost every other country has laws like this. Is the US, most states have their own law prohibiting graffiti and vandalism. Everyone just differs in how they came to needing these laws. Egypt is just a step closer to trying to stop vandalism in it’s home.
Source: Egypt’s Proposal