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BBC Says Journalist Beaten by Police at China Covid Protests

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 27.

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 27.

Source: Bloomberg

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A BBC journalist was “beaten and kicked” by police during Covid-19 protests in China, the broadcaster said.

Ed Lawrence was “attacked” while covering the demonstrations in Shanghai before being handcuffed and arrested, according to a BBC statement posted on its press team’s official Twitter account. Widely circulated social media footage on Sunday showed the journalist being dragged to the ground in handcuffs.