WATCH: BBC Journalist Beaten By Chinese Police

  • A journalist with the BBC was beaten and arrested by Chinese police in Shanghai while covering the anti-lockdown protests that have swept China in response to the government’s harsh “Zero COVID” policies.
  • A viral video Sunday showed reporter Ed Lawrence pulled to the ground and arrested by at least four uniformed police officers with the help of at least one undercover or plainclothes officer dressed in black as protesters chanted.
  • “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in Shanghai. He was held for several hours before being released. During his arrest, he was beaten and kicked by police,” the BBC said in a Sunday statement.
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