As chaos erupts in Egypt, journalists fear for their life, as they try to cover the civil war in Cairo. CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper, was attacked by angry mob twice in the last two days. Yesterday, he was hit in the head several times and today his car window shattered by pro government protesters.
Today, the vicious attack on journalists in Egypt continues. The violence escalated, BBC foreign editor Jon Williams said via Twitter that security forces seized his television equipment at Cairo Hilton in an attempt to stop it broadcasting. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced reports of “systematic targeting” of journalists in Egypt. The State Department described it as a “concerted campaign to intimidate.”
As attacks on reporters continue, journalist are uncertain what tomorrow will bring for people of Egypt. The Sunday Times newspaper’s foreign affairs correspondent, Marie Colvin, said armed men gathered outside a home where she was interviewing the family of a protester who’d been shot.
The men of the family locked Mare Colvin in a nearby shop and then helped her through the shoving, shouting crowd to a car, she said. “What happened today was terrifying,” Colvin said. “And you can’t call the police. I think we need to be clear that the world is watching the actions that are taking place right now in Egypt,” Gibbs said.
Tonight, Anderson Cooper reported that Friday brings another day of uncertainty. Journalist continue to defy the Egyptian government thugs. Wishing the citizens and journalists peace and safety.