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DAMASCUS, Syria — Workers at the Hamas TV channel's office in Syria staged a sit-in Wednesday to protest the decision by a France-based satellite provider to halt its broadcasts to Europe and parts of the Arab world.
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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 the protest outside the French Embassy in Damascus. They carried banners denouncing the French decision as "outrageous" and illegal.
They also handed over a protest letter to the French ambassador in Syria
urging the French government to reverse the decision.
denounced the decision as a "flagrant violation" of freedoms of opinion