Facebook Haters In Egypt On The RiseCategory: Internet
Posted: August 3, 2008 09:35AM
Egyptian authorities exercised their military might against unarmed young Egyptians who apparently used Facebook as a vehicle for meeting and collaboration in support for a textile plant strike. They called themselves the “6 April Youth Movement” and spoke to the press about their goals and beliefs during their first meeting in Cairo. Apparently, authoritarian governments such as Egypt are against these types of egalitarian meetings and reacted with "A truck packed with Central Security personnel…” Gamal Eid, executive directed of the Arab Network for Human Rights information stated, "They were beaten by plain clothes security personnel and taken to Al-Raml Police Station where they were referred to the prosecution which accused them of assembling, hampering traffic, and attempting to topple the regime."