Shanghai Police Pummel and Kick BBC Reporter Edward Lawrence During COVID Protest in China – Then Detain Him for Hours (VIDEO)


BBC reporter Edward Lawrence was beaten and arrested at Shanghai protests.

Shanghai police officers pummeled and kicked BBC News reporter Edward Lawrence during a protest on Sunday against the government’s COVID policies.

Edward Lawrence was tweeting from the protests before his arrest.

Here is a photo of Lawrence after his arrest.

Reuters reported:

The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted and detained one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai, before later releasing him after several hours.

“The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in Shanghai,” a spokesperson for the British public service broadcaster said in a statement.

“He was held for several hours before being released. During his arrest, he was beaten and kicked by the police. This happened while he was working as an accredited journalist,” the spokesperson added.

Shanghai is one of a number of Chinese cities that has seen protests over stringent COVID restrictions, which flared in recent days following a deadly fire in the country’s far west.

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