Guardian Journalist Arrested and Beaten Alongside Protesters in Egypt; Secretly Records Ordeal

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Jack Shenker, arrested and beaten in Egypt

In Egypt, running battles between police and anti-government protesters continued into the early hours of Thursday morning. Police have arrested up to 1,200 people, including a number of journalists. Among them was Guardianreporter, Jack Shenker.

By Amy Goodman at Democracy Now

He was arrested and beaten by plainclothes police on Tuesday night and shoved into a truck with dozens of other people. He managed to keep his dictaphone with him and recorded what was happening as the truck carried them outside of Cairo. We play some of the dramatic audio and speak to him live by telephone.

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