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Video: Egyptian soldiers storm Al-Hurra studio

When Egyptian security forces stormed the Cairo offices of U.S. government-funded Al-Hurra television station Sunday night, the studio was live on the air, covering clashes just outside its building between the military and civilians that left dozens dead (including Al-Tareeq cameraman Wael Mikhael). During the raid, Al-Hurra anchor Amr Khalil continued to broadcast as he tried to calm the soldiers who stormed the office brandishing automatic weapons. Al-Hurra has provided English subtitles of his broadcast.

October 14, 2011 1:32 PM ET | | Comments (2)

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There were in the building to search for those who were using violence on the streets, who may have been hiding in the building used by Alhurra, which overlooks Maspero.

My hat goes off to you Amr Khalil for your tremedous calm and control to continue the broadcast at such an uncertain moment. Bravo!


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