Published February 02, 2011
Violence between pro- and anti-government factions in Egypt has spilled over to Western journalists covering the unrest.
Several journalists have been attacked or threatened, including Fox Business Network's Ashley Webster and Fox News' Greg Palkot.
Webster tells Fox News that security burst into his hotel room and forced the cameraman off the balcony, shouting that they will kill them.
"This crowd has been very angry toward journalists," he told Fox News.
Greg Palkot, covering the growing violence at Tahrir Square, was also confronted by several pro- and anti-government protesters. In the middle of the chaos, Palkot said that 30 rioters, with the help of an Egyptian military officer, fended off a large crowd of people and allowed Palkot and his cameraman to slip down a back alley and into a small hotel.
Anderson Cooper and two Associated Press correspondents were also roughed up in the crowd.
Cooper says he and his crew were attacked by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday. CNN later said no one was seriously hurt.
Two Associated Press correspondents and several other journalists were roughed up during gatherings of Mubarak supporters. European papers reported that a Belgian journalist was also beaten, detained and accused of spying by unidentified people in civilian clothes.
State TV reported Tuesday night that foreigners were caught distributing anti-Mubarak leaflets, apparently trying to depict the movement as foreign-fueled.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.