French reporter assaulted by mob in Egypt's Tahrir Square
CAIRO (AFP) - A French female television reporter was sexually assaulted during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square, she said on Saturday, the latest in a series of such attacks on women covering unrest in Egypt.
Ms Sonia Dridi, a correspondent for France 24, said a mob of mostly young men surrounded her on Friday while she was on air and then began to grope her.
The attack lasted several minutes before a male friend managed to pull her out.
"I was groped everywhere. I realised (later), when someone closed my shirt, that it was opened, but not torn off. I avoided the worst because I have a good belt" and a friend helped her out, she said.