The ugly side of China’s communist control of the media is on full display at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Official members of the Chinese communist regime were seen pulling a reporter off air during a live broadcast of the Olympics.
“Where are the woke NBA, Nike, and Hollywood China apologists?” Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw asked. “Day 1 of the Winter Olympics and the CCP has already physically pulled a Dutch reporter off air.” Watch the clip below:
Onze correspondent @sjoerddendaas werd om 12.00u live in het NOS Journaal door beveiligers voor de camera weggetrokken. Helaas is dit steeds vaker de dagelijkse realiteit voor journalisten in China. Hij is in orde en kon zijn verhaal gelukkig een paar minuten later afmaken pic.twitter.com/GLTZRlZV96
— NOS (@NOS) February 4, 2022
Confirming the reports, the Dutch news station said, “Our correspondent was pulled away from the camera by security guards at 12:00 pm live in the NOS Journaal.”
“Unfortunately, this is increasingly becoming a daily reality for journalists in China. He is fine and was able to finish his story a few minutes later.”
This is only the beginning as the Olympics will undoubtedly shine a light on China’s disturbing human rights abuses at home as well as its violations of international law and freedoms abroad.
Day 1 of the Winter Olympics and the CCP has already physically pulled a Dutch reporter off air.
Where are the woke NBA, Nike, and Hollywood China apologists? pic.twitter.com/QXw4Yu3AJo
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 4, 2022
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In the video, reporter Sjoerd den Daas can be seen being yanked off camera by Chinese officials as he tries to continue his report from Beijing.
Observers suspected that the “Public Security Volunteers” who were seen pushing the reporter away were upset that he was filming in an unphotogenic location, according to Daily Mail.
Twitter users immediately criticized the Chinese government and renewed calls for the United States to boycott the games over a multitude of human rights issues in the communist country.
It’s begun in China where Chinese Security forces pull a reporter away from a live shot. Why are Americans subjecting themselves to this?
Boycott the Olympics! https://t.co/iZbHI8IxG8
— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) February 4, 2022
“It’s begun in China where Chinese Security forces pull a reporter away from a live shot, “Former NYPD Detective Rob O’Donnell tweeted. “Why are Americans subjecting themselves to this? Boycott the Olympics!”
As the Beijing Olympics kick off, the games are likely to shine a fresh light on the Chinese communist regime’s human rights abuses at home, as well as its violations of international law and freedoms abroad, with critics warning of the dangers of letting the regime off the hook.