January 31, 2011 / 12:22 PM / 9 years ago

Al Jazeera says 5 journalists arrested in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar-based satellite channel Al Jazeera said five of its English service journalists were detained in Egypt Monday, a day after the news network was told to shut down its operations in the country.

Al Jazeera, which also saw its signal to some parts of the Middle East cut Sunday, reported the arrests in Cairo in a news alert on its Arabic channel.

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Egypt demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian 30-year rule, in protests that have sent shockwaves through the Arab world.

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