An ABC news crew covering the unrest in the Egyptian capital of Cairo have been caught up in the violence in the city’s streets.
Pro-government supporters surrounded the crew and threw punches and kicks at the ABC crew, as Mark Corcoran explains.
“We were re-entering Tahrir Square which is the centre of the anti-Mubarak movement.
“And literally as we turned a corner we walked straight into the opening waves of the violence today – just caught between the two lines throwing rocks, bottles, sticks at that stage. And from there we took shelter behind a tank.
“The soldiers were doing absolutely nothing – they were just sort of standing by watching the two sides go at each other.
“And then we’re not which group, but we were basically pushed aside up an alley and then set upon – basically attacked – by one mob, while members – other individuals attempted to shield us while we beat a retreat.
Corcoran believes the reason behind the attack was simply down to the resentment against foreign media.
“I think we were targeted basically because from the pro-Mubarak faction there’s resentment against the foreign press.
“I think a lot of that centres on what they regard as the critical views of Al Jazeera’s reporting – but that’s now broadened into general resentment against all foreign press.”