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article imageEgyptian journalists protest over Muslim Brotherhood abuse

By Paul Iddon     Mar 18, 2013 in Politics
Journalists in Egypt conglomerated outside the Journalists Syndicate in Cairo to voice their anger at alleged abuses leveled against them by members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood.
The journalists claim that the present incumbent President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood had assaulted their fellow journalists in a disputed incident last Saturday outside the Muslim Brotherhoods meeting.
The journalists present were covering a meeting. They claim that throughout the course of that meeting activists sprayed graffiti denouncing the political organization on the ground outside of their headquarters.
Not long later guards wielding chains and sticks attacked the activists and the journalists who were simply observing the transpiration of events. (Associated Press, March 17 2013)
The Muslim Brotherhood claim their guards were provoked by insults from the activists and the journalists. The journalists however contend the assault against them was unjustified. In a statement they contend the following was the case, "While [our] colleagues were performing their duties before the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Moqattam, where a group of opponents were expressing their opinions by drawing on the ground and a Hamas official was meeting inside with Brotherhood officials, a group of Brotherhood youth, including the personal guard of Khairat al-Shater, attacked the protesters, then the reporters and photojournalists to prevent them from performing their duties." (UPI, March 17 2013)
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