[ View the story "#Jan25 version 3.0" on Storify] #Jan25 version 3.0 Egyptians ring in a third year of protest on anniversary of uprising.
The Stream· Fri, Jan 25 2013 12:42:19
Many of the marches turned violent, as Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh tweeted:
Minya, Tanta, Suez, Ismailia, Port Said, Alexandria, Dakahliya, Fayoum, Mahalla, Cairo - among cities witnessing violence tdy #Egypt #Jan25Rawya Rageh
Opposition politician Mohamed El Baradei sent out this tweet, calling "for us to go out to the squares to complete the goals of the revolution":
Marches in Cairo took place at several sites of previous major protests, such as the Maspero State TV building and Mohamed Mahmoud street.
Mohammed Mahmoud march arrives in Tahrirmadmonk
#Thawraaaaa #Jan25 #Egyptmkamal89
Wow protesters shut down Sadat subway station. Chanting “We will avenge them or we will die like them” (the protesters)
Egyptians online reported intense tear gas fired at protests in and around Tahrir Square and outside the presidential palace.
Police fire tear gas at crowd of protestors over concrete barrier #tahrir #egypt #nbcnewsamohyeldin
Mohammed Mahmoud now one big cloud of gas. They dumped at least ten canisters at once. My pictures are just one big cloud of smoke.Ester Meerman
Many joked about the omnipresence of the scent.
That old burning in the nostrilsayman farag
So much tear gas in so many places we should include it in the weather reportsherief gaber
In Egypt, teargas has become like car freshener for us.Bassem Sabry باسم
Ikhwanweb, the social media account for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, reported attacks on the ruling Freedom and Justice Party's headquarter buildings, as well as their own office.
Violent protestors attack Ikhwanonline office for third time, computers and other equipments destroyed, thrown off windowsIkhwanweb
Thugs loot and burn down FJP HQ in Isma'lyya بلطجية يحرقون مقر حزب الحرية والعدالة بالإسماعيلية
They also reported on the party initiative to celebrate the anniversary through public service, using the slogan "Together We Build Egypt".
@_amroali posted this photo of a sign directed at the Muslim Brotherhood:
WOW "On a day like today, the real men were at the square, while the brotherhood stayed home"
v @HebaFarooq #EgyptAmro Ali
Many reported widespread sexual harassment in Tahrir Square on Friday.
Mob sex attacks still happening on #tahrir say eye-witnesses.Women stripped, crying, beaten.This feels like the worst night of these attacksBel Trew - بل ترو
Assaulters pretending to help, hands pulling in every direction, everyone shouting, so hard to work out who's on her side. #endSH #tahrirTom Dale
Some Egyptians expressed concern about protests held by
, a new group that
to overthrow Morsi. They dress in black and wear face masks, as do
who use the name. The protesters
with security forces in front of the Presidential Palace.
Black Bloc makes its debut in Egypt tonight...anarchists and vigilantes will become the norm if justice is not served by the "state".Ranya Khalifa
After sitting down with some black bloc members this morning, I can tell you things will not be pretty tonight, they're aim is anarchyآدم
#BlackBloc could have been stringent with their get up. Seems like anyone can put on a balaclava and raise hell now. Perhaps the pointPatrick Galey
Needless to say the "Black Bloc Anarchists" and arsonists setting fire to buildings are an absolute godsend for the MB PR machine.Rawah روعه
This black bloc is just trouble even if they have good revolutionary intentions but it definitely will be used against the revolutionGigi Ibrahim
Away from the chaos of Tahrir Square, Egyptians elsewhere posted their reflections on the anniversary online.
truth be told, I’ve found myself feeling nostalgic for the days when the majority of Egyptians couldn’t care less about politics. We were all focused on our daily lives, our jobs, our families, and our friends. Egypt was (and still is) in a miserable state, but Egyptians were fun, funny, and always upbeat. I sense something very different now within myself and within most of the people I know. I can’t think of anyone I know, whether they are liberal or conservative or something in between, who doesn’t feel out of place in Egypt right now. In a way, it’s like something in that “tissue” that once kept us all connected together has gone lost. Most, if not all, of us have that feeling of being “the other”. It’s an awful feeling.nadiaelawady.wordpress.com
#tahrir is a ritual that pays homage to an idea. It's nostalgically significant, but not an influencer for as long as there's no game plan.Rawah روعه
@RawahBadrawi #tahrir also reminds pple of what hasnt been done yet & what's ahead. Its like a reenergizer for the weary at heart protestersAmiraM