Egyptian Black Bloc

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    A masked Egyptian protester, part of the Black Bloc, flashes the victory sign during clashes with riot police, background, near Tahrir Square on Monday (Credit: AP)

    Egyptian Black Bloc

    A protester, part of the Black Bloc, holds the Egyptian national flag, near Tahrir Square Monday. (Credit: AP)

    Egyptian Black Bloc

    The first Black Bloc participant we've seen to also don an "FBI" sweatshirt, near Tahrir Square Monday. (Credit: AP)

    Egyptian Black Bloc

    The profile image used by two Arabic-language Twitter feeds named the "Egyptian Black Bloc." (via Twitter)

    Egyptian Black Bloc

    The Facebook profile of "Egyptian black bloc" has over 1,500 "likes" and features this image of masked demonstrators behind a typical anarcho-syndicalist flag (via Facebook).

    Egyptian Black Bloc

    According to the AP, this group employing black bloc tactics refer to themselves as "the black eagles" and defend protesters against attacks from police. (Credit: AP)

    Egyptian Black Bloc

    An image posted on the Facebook profile of Black blocairo (which has garnered over 6,000 "likes") challenges assumptions that only males partake in the black bloc. The Egyptian government shut down the first iteration of Black blocairo's Facebook profile. (Via Facebook)

    Egyptian Black Bloc

    Democracy Now's Sharif Kouddous tweeted this image of block bloc protesters in Shubra last week. (via @sharifkouddous)

    Egyptian Black Bloc

    Black bloc tactics allow masked participants to move as one anonymous group, melding into larger crowds when necessary and regularly forming a front line between other protesters and police. (Credit: AP)

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Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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