Bloggers and LAT Correspondent Beaten and Arrested in Cairo

This isn’t actually LA news, but since it involves both blogger and an LA Times correspondent I thought it would be worthy. According to this report from Reporters Without Borders, 2 Cairo based bloggers Mohammed Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer were beaten by police and arrested at a protest yesterday. LAT correspondent Hossam El-Hamalwy was also violently attacked by police while trying to cover the demonstration. The arrested bloggers stand accused of “insulting the president” and violating the state of emergency which bans gatherings of more than 5 people.