Pakistani soldiers enter state TV channel besieged by protesters

by Reuters
Monday, 1 September 2014 06:56 GMT

ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air.

Television pictures showed uniformed members of a paramilitary force and soldiers walking calmly into the building, with no reports of violence.

A PTV source told Reuters that the protesters had occupied the main control room and smashed some equipment.

(Reporting by Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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