Egypt's Jazeera Office Attacked
[An Nahar] An office of Arab satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera
... an Arab news network headquartered in Qatar, notorious for carrying al-Qaeda press releases. The name means
the Peninsula, as in the Arabian Peninsula. In recent years it has settled in to become slightly less biased than MSNBC, in about the same category as BBC or CBS...
in the Egyptian capital was Molotov cocktailed on Wednesday, a security official said, as protesters clashed near the downtown Tahrir Square.
"Unknown assailants" lobbed Molotov cocktails at the office which overlooks Tahrir, "causing a big fire which rescue services are working to put out," the official said.
Television footage showed the damage caused at the office, with burned lighting equipment hanging from charred walls. No one was injured in the fire, according to security officials.
An Interior Ministry official said 118 people have been tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
since festivities broke out on Monday during a protest to mark the first anniversary of deadly street battles that piled pressure on then ruling military to quit power.
Medics said that at least 60 people had been injured in three days of confrontations. One protester, a member of the April 6 movement, is at death's door, the group said on Tuesday.
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