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Bloomberg Jounalist Stephen Engle Beaten Up By China Cops


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Rex
- 2822 days ago - online.wsj.com
Wall Street Journal saw Mr. Engle being grabbed by several security officers, pushed to the ground, dragged along by his leg, punched in the head and beaten with a broom handle



   

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Rex K (0)
Monday February 28, 2011, 6:42 am
Security officers also detained several foreign journalists, including Stephen Engle, a reporter for Bloomberg Television. The Wall Street Journal saw Mr. Engle being grabbed by several security officers, pushed to the ground, dragged along by his leg, punched in the head and beaten with a broom handle by a man dressed as street sweeper.

A spokesperson for Bloomberg couldn't be reached for comment.

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China said in a statement it was "appalled by the attack on one of our members by men who appeared to be plainclothes security officers in Beijing." It called on the Chinese government to ensure the physical safety of all reporters and their staff while carrying out assignments in China.

In Beijing, hundreds of security officers including uniformed police, burly plainclothes agents with earpieces, public-security "volunteers" in red armbands, and at least one SWAT team armed with automatic rifles and body armor were deployed to Wangfujing. They initially allowed people to move fairly freely, while checking identification papers, but later cleared out most people and blocked off a 200-meter section of the street as two street-cleaning machines swept up and down spraying water to either side.

 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday February 28, 2011, 6:48 am
How frightening!!
 

Sue Matheson (79)
Monday February 28, 2011, 7:20 am
thanks
 
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