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HOW TO PROTEST INTELIGENTLY - EGYPTIAN ACTIVISTS' ACTION PLAN Print
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Egyptian activists have been circulating a kind of primer to Friday's planned protest. What follows are side-by-side translations of nine pages from the 26-page pamphlet. They presented to give you an idea of what's in the protest plan. While the plan itself contains specifics about what protesters might do, these excerpts show how one might equip oneself for clashes with riot police. Egyptian security forces have repeatedly beaten protesters as the level of violent repression of demonstrations has ratcheted upwards. For more context on the pamphlet itself, the Guardian UK ran a summary of it. Re-published from www.theatlantic.com

As you'll read, the creators of the pamphlet explicitly asked that the pamphlet not be distributed on Twitter or Facebook, only through email or other contacts. We're re-publishing this piece of ephemera because we think it's a fascinating part of the historical record of what may end up becoming a very historic day for Egypt and what a real proletarian culture , humor and creativity is all about.