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Newsline: Protesters gather in Manchester after man ‘attacked’ at Chinese Consulate

Protesters are gathering in the city center this evening (Sunday, October 23) after a man was allegedly attacked at the Chinese Consulate in Manchester. The demonstration in St Peter’s Square today has been organised by Hong Kongers living in the UK. A number of signs and placards have been laid out. (https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/protesters-gather-city-centre-after-25335788) Hong Kong protester Bob Chan says he was ‘dragged’ into the Consultate grounds and assaulted during a pro-democracy rally outside the building on Denison Road in Rusholme last Sunday, October 16 which erupted into violence. There’s been widespread upset and condemnation following the incident during Mr Chan claims he was ‘hurt’ in an ‘unprovoked attack’ at the protest. The Foreign Secretary this week said he had issued a summons to the Chinese charge d’affaires at the country’s embassy in London “to express His Majesty’s Government’s deep concern at the incident and to demand an explanation for the actions of the consulate staff.” Police said an investigation is underway after reports ‘a small group of men came out of the building and a man was dragged into the Consulate grounds and assaulted.

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