That’s the BBC, reacting to the news of the arrest of Ed Lawrence, who was covering protests over China’s strict zero-COVID policy in Shanghai. The BBC said he was beaten and kicked by the police while in custody.
There is video of Lawrence’s arrest.
Protests have engulfed China after a fire in an Urumqi, Xinjiang apartment complex killed 10. Chinese authorities have been criticized over incident, as iron-barred windows and roadblocks were considered to have impeded efforts to contain the fire. An official statement that residents were slow to react added to the outrage.