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Cairo protestors target journalists


Violence against journalists is making it difficult to report the events in Egypt accurately. Euronews correspondent Mohamed Elhamy managed to file reports by telephone from Cairo despite the difficulties. He told how the city has been divided into two very different places – one part is under curfew, and the other is Tahrir Square and the surrounding streets where the violence continues.

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The confrontations have been going on all day and into Thursday evening, resulting in the deaths of at least 10 people. Mohamed said there has been the added difficulty of what appeared to be an organised campaign of violence against journalists, both Arab and western. Buildings being used by foreign television crews in the centre of Cairo have been attacked, as well as international correspondents including himself.

Mohamed said some protestors tried to arrest him but he was rescued by soldiers.

He said members of the opposition factions have been calling for those responsible for yesterday’s catastrophic violence to be brought to justice, and that opposition leader Ayman Nour has told euronews that he will ask the international criminal court for an inquiry, to try to establish who was responsible for what he called the ‘massacres.’

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