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TV crews attacked by Morsi supporters: Media reports

Several media outlets report attacks by pro-Morsi protesters on television broadcasting crews covering the trial of the deposed president

Ahram Online , Monday 4 Nov 2013
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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout at a reporter from ONTV, an Egyptian news channel that supporters claim is pro-army, while gesturing with four fingers during a protest outside the police academy, where Morsi's trial took place, on the outskirts of Cairo, November 4, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's state TV and a number of privately-owned channels have reported that their crews were attacked by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi while covering his trial Monday at the Police Academy in New Cairo.

The state broadcaster said production trucks outside the location of the trial were destroyed by angry demonstrators.

Meanwhile, privately-owned TV channels CBC and ONTV – both known to espouse an anti-Morsi policy – said their crews were also attacked by protesters there.

Saudi TV station Al-Arabiya told Ahram Online it too had suffered attacks by protesters.

Al-Ahram's Arabic news website also reported assaults against journalists at the Supreme Court south of Cairo where a large pro-Morsi demonstration is being staged.

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