China arrests BBC journalist covering Covid protests

On Sunday, hundreds of people protested against the government in the streets of China’s biggest cities, marking a rare example.

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

According to the BBC, police have beaten Lawrence while he was being held in custody for several hours. Later, he was released.

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