Posts Tagged ‘Cairo’
Friday, February 1st, 2013
From mainstream press:
Eighteen suspects accused of belonging a group of protesters known as the Black Bloc were arrested on Thursday, and at least one is accused of ties with Israel, said the prosecutor general’s office.
The Black Bloc is a previously unknown group that began appearing at demonstrations marking the anniversary of the 25 January revolution last week. (more…)
Friday, January 25th, 2013
From Even If Your Shakes via anarchistnews.org
A black bloc marches in Cairo tonight [24/1], preparing for confrontations with security forces near Tahrir Square on the even of the second anniversary of the revolution.
Anarchists have been present in Egypt before, during, and after the revolution, but until today, they have yet to organize a mass grouping under the banner of anarchism. The Ultras of Egypt’s football clubs have for years been associated with anarchist ideas and actions, and they are widely credited with having initiated the level of militancy that brought down the Mubarak government in February of 2011. (more…)