CAIRO: TV anchor Ahmed Moussa was attacked in Paris by Egyptian expats as shown in a video that circulated on social media Tuesday.
Lawyer Khaled Abou Bakr went with Moussa and TV anchor Amr el-Khayat to a police station in France’s capital as two of the expats, allegedly pro-Muslim Brotherhood, were arrested, according to Youm7.
Moussa presented an episode of his show of Sada el-Balad channel in the Champs Elysee Street as part of the Egyptian media coverage of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s visit to Paris for the climate change summit.
Several Egyptian TV personalities have been attacked in Western countries, with their attackers posting the incidents in video on social media. The videos usually include slapping and profanity and are celebrated by some opposed to the current government.
Many Brotherhood supporters believe that the Egyptian private media played a major role in the ultimate ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Most recently, the Egyptian consulate in New York submitted a memo to the U.S. State Department to demand the arrest of alleged Brotherhood members who assaulted journalists from the media delegation accompanying Sisi in his visit to New York in September.
Anti-Sisi protesters filmed TV anchors Youssef al-Husseiny and Mohamed Sherdy outside the U.N. in New York; the videos show Husseiny being slapped on the nape of his neck and Sherdy on the face.