Journalists in Jordan brawl on live TV over Syria

Journalists Shaker Al Johari and Mohammad Al Jayousi destroy a table after tempers flare during a debate over Syria's civil war.
This image from Seven Stars Television shows a fight between Jordanian journalists Mohammad Al Jayousi, left, and Shaker Al Johari, centre, that took place during a talk show over a disagreement on the Syrian war. AP Photo / May 7, 2014
This image from Seven Stars Television shows a fight between Jordanian journalists Mohammad Al Jayousi, left, and Shaker Al Johari, centre, that took place during a talk show over a disagreement on the Syrian war. AP Photo / May 7, 2014

AMMAN // Two journalists in Jordan having a televised debate about the civil war in Syria literally turned – and overturned – the table on each other during an on-air brawl.

The speakers broke apart the studio’s table they had been seated in an attempt to fight each other.

The programme aired on Tuesday on the Seven Stars satellite television channel. It featured journalists Shaker Al Johari and Mohammad Al Jayousi talking about the war pitting rebels against President Bashar Al Assad’s government, a conflict activists say has killed more than 150,000 people.

However, the debate fell apart as Al Jayousi accused Al Johari of supporting the Syrian rebels. Al Johari then accused Al Jayousi of taking money for supporting Mr Al Assad.

The two men fought each other and pulled the table apart in their scuffle.

* Associated Press

Published: May 8, 2014 04:00 AM

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