Police being investigated in journalists beating
Policemen in south China’s Guangdong province are under investigation after allegedly beating undercover journalists covering an official dinner that apparently flouted the country’s ban on extravagant meals.
Journalists with Southern Metropolis Daily were going to report on public security officials feasting in a high-end restaurant in Shenzhen last week.
The paper said the reporters were beaten and robbed of their mobile phones and cameras, and that police who arrived at the scene later helped the officials get away.
The 28 people were served giant salamander, which is a protected animal in China.
But police say what they had at the dinner was artificiallybred.
It has not revealed who paid for the dinner.