Journalists Covering Egypt Shot At, Arrested and Threatened

Journalists in Egypt are in the line of fire as government forces disperse Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo today.

Two sit-ins for the supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, a senior Muslim Brotherhood member, whose one-year reign was cut short on July 3, following massive protests calling for him to resign and for early elections, are being dispersed by force, with conflicting reports on casualties and deaths.

For weeks, Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been camping in Rabaa Al Adawiya, in Nasr City, and in Al Nahda Square, near Cairo University, calling for the return to “legitimacy” or reinstating Morsi as the legally elected president of Egypt.

Reuters Cairo reporter Tom Finn attempts to enter Rabaa Al Adawiya to check out the situation. Soon, he tweets:

And he adds:

Bel Trew, who is also in the Rabaa vicinity, tweets:

Soon, she too is part of the action:

She adds:

The Washington Post's reporter Abigail Hauslohner doesn't fare better. She explains:

She was also threatened by a police officer:

In a more alarming tweet, she adds:

Cairo Wire journalist Samer Al Atrush had a close encounter:

Stay tuned for more coverage from Egypt.


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