BBC alleges journalist beaten, held by authorities, as China boils over zero Covid policy
In worrying news around the ongoing mass anti-Covid restrictions protests across China, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has expressed concern over the treatment meted out by Chinese authorities, to its journalist, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering a similar ongoing protest in Shanghai.
BBC Journalist Covering Protests Against Covid Lockdowns in China Arrested, Beaten by Cops
Lawrence, working in the country as an accredited journalist, was detained for several hours, during which time he was beaten and kicked by police, according to the BBC. He was later released
BBC says Chinese police assaulted journalist covering protest
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
BBC says Chinese police assaulted and detained its reporter at Shanghai protest
Journalist Ed Lawrence was beaten after being arrested at a protest against China’s strict Covid restrictions, broadcaster saysChinese police assaulted and detained a BBC journalist covering a protest in Shanghai on Sunday, releasing him after several hours, the broadcaster has said.“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 spokes…