Pakistani soldiers enter state TV channel besieged by protesters

Pakistani army soliders disperse protestors after clashes with anti-government demonstrators and police near the prime minister's residence in Islamabad on Sept 1, 2014. Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the
Pakistani army soliders disperse protestors after clashes with anti-government demonstrators and police near the prime minister's residence in Islamabad on Sept 1, 2014. 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD (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.