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Another Female Reporter Attacked in Egypt’s Tahrir Square

Egyptian soldiers try to keep thousands of protesters away from riot policemen during a demonstration in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on the fourth day of clashes with security forces on November 22, 2011, to demand an end to military rule, heightening tension after days of deadly clashes that threaten to derail next week's legislative polls.  AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Eighteen months after CBS News's Lara Logan was attacked and groped by a mob in Cairo's Tahrir Square, a reporter for France 24 TV has suffered the same rough treatment. Sonia Dridi had just finished a broadcast when, as a colleague reported, "the crowd surged in and then it went crazy. It was basically me keeping her in a bear hug, both arms around her and face-to-face. It was hard to tell who was helping and who was groping her." Dridi later Tweeted that she was "more frightened than hurt." Nonetheless, the network is working on bringing her back to France. 

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Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/2011 AFP