Hamas TV staff in Syria protest France's ban

June 16, 2010 15:47

DAMASCUS, Syria — Workers at the Hamas TV channel's office in Syria have staged a sit-in to protest the decision by a France-based satellite provider to halt its broadcasts to Europe and parts of the Arab world.

The French decision came because of concerns that the channel spreads incitement. It's expected to deprive the Gaza-based al-Aqsa TV of most of its viewers.About a dozen employees took part in Wednesday's protest outside the French Embassy in Damascus. They carried banners denouncing the French decision as "outrageous" and illegal.

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