Security Agents, Protesters Scuffle At Beijing Courthouse

December 14, 2015 9:33 AM

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Security Agents, Protesters Scuffle At Beijing Courthouse

Beijing: Security agents forcibly kept dozens of people away from the Beijing court where rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stood trial today, and authorities roughed up at least five protesters before taking them away in vehicles. At least one foreign journalist also reported being slammed to the ground.

The scuffles with police and plainclothes agents started when a couple dozen foreign journalists tried to approach the courthouse while they were following about a dozen Western diplomats who unsuccessfully tried to attend what was meant to be a public proceeding.

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