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Anti-Murdoch protesters outside hearing venue

posted 19 Jul 2011, 08:59 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 09:02 ]

Anti-Murdoch protesters outside London's Portcullis House, next to the Houses of Parliament, where Rupert and James Murdoch are being questioned.


Anti-Murdoch protesters staged a noisy demonstration on Tuesday (July 19) outside the central London building where Rupert and James Murdoch are being questioned by British lawmakers.

One protester wore a large Rupert Murdoch mask and protesters chanted 'jail Murdoch now' and held placards saying 'Murdoch, you are scum' and 'Murdoch: wanted for news crimes' outside London's Portcullis House.

Rupert Murdoch told the British parliament on Tuesday that giving evidence on the phone-hacking and corruption scandal that is engulfing his global media empire was "the most humble day of my life".

Sitting next to his son James, who opened the much-awaited proceedings in a packed committee room at Westminster by apologising to victims of voicemail hacking, the 80-year-old chief executive of News Corp interjected: "I would just like to say one sentence," he said. "This is the most humble day of my life."