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Egypt’s army storms Al Jazeera mid-broadcast, arrests TV staff

- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 4, 2013

Al Jazeera in Egypt went off air early Thursday after members of the military stormed the station, arresting television personnel and guests.

"Reports from our correspondents say this happened during a live broadcast when security forces stormed the building and arrested the presenter, guests and producers," the network said, Politico reported.

The storming occurred just after then-President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from office.

Military members also took several other stations off the air, including the Muslim Brotherhood's TV channel and Salafist networks in al-Nass, al-Hifaz and al-Amjaad, Politico reported.

A tweet from an NBC News correspondent in the Tahir Square area said that "a group of men" entered his office "looking for Al Jazeera journalists."

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