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Sunday, October 6, 2013

McClatchy Reporters 'Pounced On' in Egypt

Amid more beatings of Muslim Brotherhood protestors:
The police reaction to the Brotherhood march stood in stark contrast to the scene blocks away, where pro-military crowds, summoned to celebrate Egypt's war with Israel 40 years ago, hoisted soldiers and police on their shoulders and offered cheers.
The difference was apparent to two McClatchy reporters who left the pro-military demonstration to cover the Brotherhood gathering. As they witnessed police beatings, the two reporters were pounced on by security officers, who stole their cell phones and cameras and threatened to haul one away. The abuse ended only after the reporters proved they'd been at the other rally by pulling out posters of Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah El Sissi, the head of the military who engineered the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi in July.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/10/06/204431/police-openly-beat-muslim-brotherhood.html#storylink=cpy

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