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SIPA Press agency photojournalist Alfred Yaghobzadeh is treated by anti-government protesters after being wounded during clashes in Cairo. (AP) New York, February 3, 2011-- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak unleashed an unprecedented and systematic attack on international media today as his supporters assaulted reporters in the streets while security forces began obstructing and detaining journalists covering the unrest that threatens to topple his government.
Mais le président craint le chaos en cas d'application de ce scenario : "Je ne veux pas voir les Egyptiens se battre entre eux." Le président d'Egypte Hosni Moubarak, confronté à un mouvement de contestation sans précédent et violent depuis dix jours, a dit jeudi qu'il souhaitait démissionner mais redoutait le chaos, à la veille de nouvelles manifestations de masse pour réclamer son départ immédiat. Dans le même temps, les autorités optaient pour la manière forte en arrêtant sept jeunes leaders du mouvement de contestation après leur rencontre avec une figure de proue de l'opposition, Mohamed ElBaradei, selon leurs proches, au 10e jour d'une révolte qui risque de plonger l'Egypte dans le chaos. Sur la place Tahrir, épicentre des protestations au Caire, des heurts ont eu lieu par intermittence entre partisans et opposants au régime, au moment où plus un média ne diffusait en soirée des images en direct depuis là-bas, probablement en raison des mesures d'intimidation du pouvoir.
The Egyptian military started rounding up journalists, possibly for their own protection, on Thursday after they came under attack from supporters of President Hosni Mubarak who have been assaulting anti-government protesters.
By Meredith Birkett
From our headquarters in Doha, we keep you updated on all things Egypt, with reporting from Al Jazeera staff in Cairo, Alexandria, and Suez. Live Blog: Jan28 - Jan29 - Jan30 - Jan31 - Feb1 - Feb2 - Feb3
Time to wrap up the live blogging for the night. Here's the Guardian's latest wrap-up of the day's events from our correspondents in Cairo, Alexandria, Washington DC and London. A summary of what we've learned in the last few hours:
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Journalists attacked, detained in Egypt CHRIS TORCHIA and DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) – In multiple incidents, journalists covering Egypt’s unrest were pummeled, hit with pepper spray, shouted at and threatened by loyalists to President Hosni Mubarak as the scene at anti-government demonstrations suddenly turned ugly. “For the first time in the last few days, we can feel what dictatorship really means,” said Lara Logan of CBS News, who said she was effectively trapped in an Alexandria hotel.
An Egyptian policeman cries as he receives a warm welcome from pro-Mubarak supporters in Cairo, three days after the police disappeared from the streets. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP Supporters of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak beat up several journalists after going on the offensive today. Anderson Cooper from CNN , two Associated Press correspondents and a Belgian reporter were all set upon as hundreds of young pro-government supporters attacked crowds demanding Mubarak's immediate resignation. Cooper said he and his crew came under attack, but CNN said no one was seriously hurt. Two Associated Press correspondents and several other journalists were roughed up during gatherings of Mubarak supporters.
Anonymous, a loosely defined group of hackers from all over the world, gathered about 500 supporters in online forums and used software tools to bring down the sites of the Ministry of Information and President ’s National Democratic Party, said Gregg Housh, a member of the group who disavows any illegal activity himself. The sites were unavailable Wednesday afternoon. The attacks, Mr. Housh said, are part of a wider campaign that Anonymous has mounted in support of the antigovernment protests that have roiled the Arab world. Last month, the group shut down the Web sites of the Tunisian government and stock exchange in support of the uprising that forced the country’s dictator, , to flee. Mr.
Cairo - They are covered in blood, but they keep returning to what they call "the front", where their fellow anti-government protesters battle regime supporters for control of Cairo's Tahrir Square, witnesses say. Chaos consumed the symbolic gathering space on Wednesday as supporters of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clashed with opposition protesters in running battles that have left at least 610 people injured and one dead. Two Molotov cocktails thrown by pro-regime supporters land inside the grounds of the famous Egyptian museum, where they are swiftly put out, as the army fires warning shots into the air filled with rocks thrown by protesters. "To the museum, to the museum", one man shouts into a megaphone, directing some of the anti-government protesters, who have spent nine days trying to oust Mubarak, to move closer to Egypt's world famous antiquities museum.
From our headquarters in Doha, we keep you updated on all things Egypt, with reporting from Al Jazeera staff in Cairo, Alexandria, and Suez.