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11/28/2022, 1:27 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK journalist arrested in China during protests

Chinese authorities "arrested and handcuffed" BBC journalist Ed Lawrence, the United Kingdom national broadcaster said in a statement.

Lawrence was allegedly detained while covering the ongoing protests against coronavirus lockdowns in Shanghai "as an accredited journalist." While spending "several hours" in custody, he "was beaten and kicked" by police but was ultimately released, the BBC claimed.

China has not apologized for the incident and only explained that Lawrence was arrested "for his own good in case he caught Covid from the crowd," according to the British broadcaster.

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