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Pamphlet Guide to Revolution in Egypt: How to Protest Intelligently
by Long Live Egypt
Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM
Here are nine translated pages from a 26-page pamphlet that has been passed around amongst demonstrators in Egypt. Creators of the pamphlet asked that protesters do not use Facebook and Twitter.

If you can find a full 26-page copy, in Arabic or English, please attach it here as a comment.
§How to Protest Intelligently - Important Information and Tactics
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

How to Protest

Important information
and tactics

Please distribute through email
printing, and photocopies ONLY!
How to Protest Intelligently - Important Information and Tactics

Twitter and facebook are being monitored. Be careful not
to let this fall Into the hands of the police or state security.
§The Demands of the Egyptian People
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

The Demands of the Egyptian People

1. The downfall of the regime of Hosni Mubarak
and his ministers.

2. The cessation of the Emergency Law

3. Freedom

4. Justice

5. The formation of a new, non-military
government with the interests of the Egyptian
people at heart.

6. The constructive administration of all Egypt's resources.
§The Strategic Goals of Civil Disobedience
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

The Strategic Goals of Civil Disobedience

1. To take over important
government buildings.

2. To attempt to win over members
of the policy and army to the side
of the people.

3. To protect our brothers and
sisters In revolution
§Steps for Carrying Out the Plan
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

Steps for Carrying Out the Plan

1. Assemble with your friends and neighbors
In residential streets far away from where
the security forces are.

2. Shout slogans In the name of Egypt and the
people's freedom (positive slogans).

3. Encourage other residents to join In
(again with positive language)

4. Go out Into the major streets in very large
groups In order to form the biggest possible assembly
and toward important government buildings -
while shouting positive slogans - in order
to take them over.
§Necessary Clothing and Accessories
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

Necessary Clothing and Accessories

Sweatshirt or leather jacket with a hood.
This helps shield your face from tear gas.

The lid of a pot: you can use
this shield when the State Security
beats you or shoots rubber

Thick rubber gloves in order
to protect your hands from
the heat of tear gas containers.

Protective glasses
(Can be bought at any
metalworking or paint shop)

Scarf to protect your
mouth and lungs
from tear gas

A rose so we can show that
we can do as we ought to and
join together in the most
peaceful way possible

Spray paint so that if the authorities
attack us, we can spray paint the
visors of their helmets and the
windshields of the armored trucks,
blocking their vision and hindering
their movement

Shoes that make it easy to run
and move quickly
§How to Use the Accessories
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

How to Use the Accessories

Shield and Spray

Block the truncheon with your shield
as you're spraying them in the face.
§How to Use the Accessories - Disabling Armored Vehicles
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

How to Use the Accessories

2 . Other uses for spray paint:
on the windshields of armored trucks and
on mounted surveillance cameras

3 . You can also stick a wet towel
in the vehicle's exhaust to stop it

4 . You can also throw plastic bags filled with
liquid soap under the wheels of the armored trucks
to disrupt their balance as they're moving.
§Examples of Signs - Encouraging Police to Join the Revolution
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

Examples of Signs

The Police and the People
Stand Together
Against Oppression!
§How to Publish and Disseminate This Information
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

How to Publish and Disseminate This Information

1. We ask you not to use Twitter or Facebook or
other websites because they are all monitored
by the Ministry of the Interior.

2. Distribute by email or printing or photocopying
especially if you own an office or store.

3. Do not betray your fellow citizens and ensure
that this not fall into the hands of anyone
who works for the police.

Now that you know, please pass it on!

Long live Egypt!
§PDF file of nine pages in Arabic and English
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:39 PM

Links to related stories:


§Full 26-Page Pamphlet in Arabic PDF - Needs Translation to English
by Long Live Egypt Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 9:36 PM

It's already online on a number of other websites with this exact same filename.

If anyone can provide a translation here, it would be appreciated.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by deanosor
( deanosor [at] mailup.net ) Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 6:01 PM
1. I am not Egyptian, I don't live in Egypt, I have never been to Egypt. 2. I, however, know that not everyone in Egypt agrees with the line that we should unite with "the police". 3. I have been an activist for 40 years and where ever i go and look the police are the enemy, the armed fist upholding the power of the power structure. 4. Individual police people might be won over to the revolutionary side, altho they should all be watched like a hawk, i believe that is almost impossible to win over "the police". Police must be defeated, and stomped out and the pamphlet has many good ways of doing so. 5. The army, especially the low ranks in the army, are different than the police. But even then, they are also the enemy until you win them over to the side of the revolution.
by Lev Zinkovsky
Monday Jan 31st, 2011 11:11 AM
Police spy Mark Kennedy 'unmasks second officer posing as eco-activist' http://bit.ly/fmMjvB Read more: http://bit.ly/eQKHuF

Undercover police officer said he committed 'act of betrayal' http://bit.ly/f9q4JD

British Police Officer Exposed for Infiltrating Green Groups http://bit.ly/hzeie4

Government Spy Infiltrated Antiwar Groups Before FBI Raids http://bit.ly/f0JPEt
by Joy Tribbiani
Friday Feb 4th, 2011 1:50 AM
maybe someone could translate this into english?
by comrade
Saturday Apr 21st, 2012 6:28 AM


How To Revolt Smart


Important Information and Tactics


We please ask that you distribute this by way of email, and printing (and photocopying) only.

Facebook and Twitter are being watched. Beware of putting this information in the hands of the police or security forces.



The Demands of the People of Egypt

1. The fall of the Mubarak regime and its ministers

2. The nullification of Emergency Law

3. Freedom

4. Justice

5. The formation of a new non-military government, whose heart is with the Egyptian people

6. Sound management of all Egyptian resources



1. Seizure of key government buildings

2. Attempt to incorporate police and military officers into the ranks people

3. The protection of our revolutionary brothers and sisters



1. Gathering with friends and neighbors in residential streets far from security forces.

2. Chanting in the name of Egypt and the freedom of its people (positive calls)

3. Encouraging residents to join (in a positive fashion)

4. Going out in large groups onto the main roads to gather the largest possible crowds

5. Marching towards key government buildings (with positive chants and calls) in order to take control of them



1. Downtown: The Radio and Television building

We should surround the building from all directions, and then infiltrate it to gain control of live broadcasts. A delegate from among the people [should] announce that [they] now have control over Egyptian television and [that] it has been liberated from dictatorial rule (please have organized and pre-planned statements).



2. New Cairo: The Presidential Palace

We should occupy this entire area, which means it will be best to march from the direction of al-Ahram, al-Kurba, Caliph al-Ma’mun, and Manshiyyat al-Bakary streets. Begin from the small residential streets [and continue] until you arrive on the main roads.



3. Helwan: Police Checkpoint

The sons of the nation in Helwan will not be defeated.



4. Ma’adi: Ma’adi Police Station–Port Said Square

Do not trap yourselves in the square, as this will facilitate the containment [of the protest]. It will be best to surround the area in which the square is located in the following way [see map at the bottom of the page]



5. The rest of the districts: District Headquarters

If the District Headquarters can be successfully seized, this district cannot become an instrument of this corrupt government, but will rather belong to the free people of Egypt! Liberate your districts, oh valiant Egyptians!

6. A peaceful blockade against all the accomplice organizations of the corrupt government trying to stop the pulse of the people, such as:

Official Vodafone Shops

TE Data

(Without ruining or damaging these establishments! Peaceful!)



(I will consider the diagram-person’s head “12 o’clock”, and will move clockwise in my translation)

Goggles–You can buy them from any paints shop.

Scarf (kufiyya)–to protect your mouth and lungs from tear gas

Flower–to give to those who confront us and so that we come together in a friendly and peaceful fashion

Spray Paint–so that, if confronted by authorities, we can spray the windshields of the tanks and vehicles to block their vision and halt their movements

Comfortable shoes–for running and quick movement.

Rubber Gloves–This helps to protect your hands from the heat of tear gas grenades.

A Pot Cover–You can use this as a shield against blows from riot police and rubber bullets.

Sweat-Shirt or Sweater (hooded)–This helps you to keep tear gas out of your face.



1. Lots of First-Aid supplies

2. Different kinds of pain relievers

3. Drinking water

4. Vinegar. Putting it on the scarf may help to relieve the effects of tear gas.

5. Lemon juice. Using it while tear gas is being released may also help to relieve some effects.

6. Coca Cola. Advice from some of our fellow revolters in Tunisia is to wash your face with Coca Cola during release of tear gas; they say it removes the effects immediately

7. Some light snacks so that you can continue the sit-in.

8. Water with Soap. To use on the treads of tanks in the case that they try to approach the group.

9. Plastic bags. You can fill these with liquid soap and throw them on the tank-tread from a distance.



1. The shield and the Spray Paint

(Caption under image) Hold your ground, Egyptian! Block the blows with the shield while spraying the paint in his face.



2. Other uses for the spray paint:

On the windshields of tanks and the surveillance cameras on top of them.

3. You can also put a damp towel in the vehicle’s axels to stop it.

4. You can also throw plastic bags full of soapy water on the tanks’ treads to disturb their balance while they are moving.



1. After Friday prayer, go out into the streets in orderly lines carrying flowers and roses.

(Under Image)

Without shouting and without slogans. Walk in orderly lines (as if during prayer), and we will continue until we reach our goals (the most important government buildings in your district).



2. All people must go out into the streets. Security officers can’t bear to shame their mothers, sisters, and children.

3. If security forces prevent us from completing the march, then let’s start some positive chanting, such as “Long Live Egypt” or “Let injustice and corruption fall!” and try to penetrate their blockade.

4. If they start to hit us, the front line must retreat back two rows (calmly). Then the back line must take out their shields and spray paint to penetrate the blockade. Organization is vital.



5. Penetration [of the Security Forces' blockade] can be accomplished by coordinating how we push [through] their lines. This might be by planning three preliminary pushes with the group, then a fourth and final, most powerful push to catch the Forces off guard.

6. When you start the chanting, it will never end. So it’s best to adhere to one or two chants at the most (simple chants) so that everyone can hear them clearly and repeat them easily.

7. The more the group approaches the Central Security Forces’ ranks, the less able they are to launch tear gas grenades (and thus our effect on them increases)

8. In the event that they do launch tear gas grenades, please stay put and keep calm, because panicking will cause you to inhale more of the tear gas.



9. If you hear the sounds of [tear gas] bombs, don’t run away. Stay in line and simply raise the shield above your head and you will be safe. And always remember that the effects are only temporary.

10. Best case scenario would be for someone from our lines to grab the tear gas grenade and throw it back in the direction of the Central Security Forces. (It is preferable to wear rubber gloves.)



11. The most important thing is to protect each other. Each must watch out for the person next to him in the lines.

12. Often, the Central Security Forces leave small cavities/openings which permit some small people to pass through. We can exploit this by getting behind them and taking their shields and weapons.



13. Saving your friends is more important than deflecting the Central Security Forces’ blows.

14. Do not break [things] or ruin them.

15. Call out to those throwing explosives to come and join the ranks of liberty.

16. Distribute different tasks among the different lines and ranks.

17. Know that tall buildings can be used as watchtowers to the benefit of the People’s Movement.

18. Do not let any of the police officers infiltrate the group of people. Even if they join the movement, it is necessary to keep them on the outer lines.

19. Do not be negative when it is not to your benefit.



20. [Begin the] sit-in only after you have reached the main goal, and are far from the grips of the Security Forces. Only then can the citizens sit, and it would be preferable if they did not sit in a random or unorganized way.



You can also indirectly participate in the people’s movement in the following ways:

1. Remove password protections on Wi-Fi networks at home and at the office.

2. Fly the Egyptian flag in storefronts, offices, on the balconies of your homes, and on your cars to raise spirits.

3. Chant with the people against the rule of Mubarak from all balconies and windows!




The police and the People together against injustice! Long Live Egypt!


(text in the image, which is Gamal Mubarak, the president’s son)

Coward Mubarak–Where’s my daddy now?


(text below image, being held by bird’s talons)

Egypt Liberation Day


(text below image, being held by bird’s talons)

Egypt Liberation Day



1. Please do not use Twitter or Facebook or websites, as all of these are monitored by the Ministry of the Interior.

2. Publish by way of email or printing and photocopying, especially if you are the owner or manager of an office or shop.

3. Don’t betray your country’s people and do not put this information in the hands of any person who works for the military or the police.

May God bear witness,

Long Live Egypt.


Acquired 26 January 2011

Translated by Alex Brock

Translation reviewed by Emily Drumsta