Egypt army press confab starts with protests

Egypt army press confab starts with protests
Mon Jul 8, 2013 18:45:29

A joint news conference held by the Egyptian army and the interior ministry in capital Cairo has started with several reporters shouting in protest at the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi, Al Alam reports.

Journalists for broadcaster Al-Jazeera have been kicked out of a news conference being held by Egypt's military on the killing of at least 40 people, most of them supporters of Egypt's ousted president, outside an army facility.

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera was a strong supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who was toppled by the military on Wednesday.

During the news conference, one journalist stood up and demanded Al-Jazeera reporters be excluded from the proceedings.

The Al-Jazeera reporters eventually stood up and walked out accompanied by chants of "Out! Out!" from others in the crowd.


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