Hong Kong protesters in UK say they face pro-Beijing intimidation

Police have had to intervene and separate groups at events in university cities

Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests say they are being intimidated and harassed by pro-Beijing Chinese students and others at their events around the UK, forcing police to step in to separate them from counter-demonstrations.

Below-the-radar tensions have boiled over into incidents that include the arrest of a 19-year-old Chinese student after bottles were thrown at a Sheffield event, while police and university security have intervened in other town centres and campuses.

Re-edit: Was at @hoccgoomusic's concert on Fri to photo pro-Beijing protesters. They had Chinese flags and signs which say, "It's everyone's duty to eradicate pests."

This flag ended up on the floor and squished by one of their signs.#Photography #Photojournalism #China #爱国 pic.twitter.com/aZTvT0gHkR

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