U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 3, 2017.

Egyptian talk show host slapped on the back of the neck

April 3, 2017

Egyptian talk show host Youssef al-Hosiny was accosted by protesters  in Washington D.C. on April 3, 2017 and slapped on the back of the neck. 

According to an article in The New Arab (“Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” in Arabic), being slapped on the back of the neck is an extremely insulting form of assault in Egypt.

Al-Hosiny was in D.C. to cover Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to the White House.

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