PA journalists beaten for protesting kidnapping

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April 17, 2007 11:51

 
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Security guards at the Palestinian Authority parliament on Tuesday scuffled with a crowd of Palestinian journalists who were demonstrating in support of a kidnapped British Broadcasting Corp. correspondent, pushing back reporters and beating two of them with rifle butts. About 200 journalists had gathered outside the building, seeking information about BBC correspondent Alan Johnston. They journalists called on lawmakers to come out of the building to talk to them. Some held signs and photos that said "Free Alan."

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