February 02, 2011

Four Israeli Journalists Arrested In Cairo (Update: Anderson Cooper/AP correspondents 'roughed up' Christine Amanpour feels the love also)(FOX also feeling the love)(Protesters to JP: "Camp David made us a slave")

As Kenny Solomon stated: The news is buried inside a Jerusalem Post article about the major riot in Tarhir Square

Via JP

Protests in Cairo turned violent on Wednesday afternoon, with protesters throwing large rocks at each other as pro-Mubarak demonstrators tore down anti-Mubarak banners that have decorated Tahrir Square for three days. Tanks on the periphery of the square were starting to move in anticipation of unruly crowds.

Live video broadcast by Al Jazeera showed men on camels and horseback hitting people in the square with whips as they rode through the crowds. Pro-government protesters continued to flow into the square, according to reports[...]

Although protests in the central Cairo square have been mostly peaceful since Sunday, the crowds have also been entirely anti-Mubarak until now. Thousands of the Egyptian president's supporters were streaming into the square Wednesday afternoon waving flags and giants posters of the 30-year ruler of Egypt.

Four Israeli journalists were arrested by Egyptian military police in Cairo on Wednesday. Three of those arrested work for Channel 2 and the fourth is from Nazareth.

The issue was being dealt with by the Foreign Ministry.

Ahab the Arab strangely comes to mind.

Jim Hoft has updates including video of horse & camel jockeys whipping people

Update: CNN's Anderson Cooper, other journalists "attacked" by protesters in Cairo

Two Associated Press correspondents and several other journalists were roughed up during gatherings of Mubarak supporters. European papers reported that a Belgian journalist was also beaten, detained and accused of spying by unidentified people in civilian clothes.
Update by DMartyr: ABC's Christiane Amanpour chased by angry protesters.
An angry mob surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America.
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They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away.
Well, not all Americans. They still tolerate the useful idiots...

Update II by SH: FNC channel reporting 'pro-government' men stormed into FOX correspondents hotel room...developing

Update III by SH: Via JPost

Protesters tell 'The Jerusalem Post' they don't feel Egypt is completely free of Israeli occupation, "Camp David made us a slave."

By Stable Hand at 01:04 PM | Comments |