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Hala Misrati, Libya State TV Anchor, Waves Gun On Air, Is Detained (VIDEO)


First Posted: 08/22/11 09:46 AM ET Updated: 10/22/11 06:12 AM ET

A Libyan state television anchor gained new notoriety when she waved a gun on air and promised to defend the station from rebel attacks.

Hala Misrati--whose zealous defense of the Gaddafi regime brought her public attention when the US and NATO first attacked Libya in March--waved a pistol around during a weekend broadcast, as rebels closed in on Tripoli.

"We are willing to become martyrs," she cried.

On Monday, CNN reported that rebel forces said they had detained Misrati.

Watch video above.


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