Beijing Police Meet the Media: Round One

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Furthr to Lin’s post below, some of the police didn’t take kindly to their crowd control efforts being filmed and a Hong Kong reporter and cameraman got roughed up and their equipment broken. They managed to preserve their footage (see here), which shows some pretty aggressive behavior by the police towards the reporters, something that doesn’t bode very well should there be other problems in the coming which, which seems a fairly good bet. Presumably, as Lin also remarks, they were trained to handle this sort of thing? I sure hope so, especially all those SWAT guys sitting around in bulletproof vests holding submachine guns that seem to be all over the city these days.

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