Guardian reporter Jack Schenker has written about being badly beaten by plain clothes police while covering riots in Egypt last night.
The men were burly and wore leather jackets – up close I could see they were amin dowla, plain-clothes officers from Egypt‘s notorious state security service. All attempts I made to tell them in Arabic and English that I was an international journalist were met with more punches and slaps; around me I could make out other isolated protesters also being hauled along, receiving the same treatment.
Schenker was loaded on to a truck with 44 others and driven to the government security headquarters, recording all the time what was happening. Full report and audio here.