The Journalists Syndicate decided Saturday to distribute special uniforms to journalists covering clashes, in order to distinguish them from other participants and prevent attacks.
Syndicate head Diaa Rashwan told the Al-Hayat satellite channel that the move comes after journalists were attacked during the Moqattam clashes Friday, saying the group would take legal measures against the assailants regardless of their political affiliations.
He added that the group had already filed reports against three Muslim Brotherhood members for attacking journalists, saying that they have yet to be arrested.
News reports said that several reporters were attacked by Brotherhood members defending the group’s headquarters from opposition protesters in the Moqattam neighborhood of Cairo last week. The clashes erupted after protesters sprayed anti-Brotherhood graffiti nearby.