Egyptian authorities arrest ‘Black Bloc’ leader

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Middle East Monitor
3 June 2015

The alleged leader of the anarchic Black Bloc in Egypt has been arrested by the authorities, reported on Tuesday. The detention of Mohamed Al-Masri, who was sentenced in absentia to 25 years in prison on 4 February for attacks known as the "Ministerial Council Events", is, however, still doubtful, the report suggested.

Speaking to the newspaper, a member of the group said that the regime is cracking down on any person who has been or is involved in any revolutionary actions. "The authorities fear the potential for more chaos in the country," he said, pointing out that the coup government has started to imprison people who supported it during the revolution. "Most of the 30 June activists are now behind bars," he added. "This is the proof."

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