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Police in Beijing roughed up and detained a British journalist after he covered a Free Tibet protest close to the city's main Olympic zone earlier today.
The incident appeared to be the clearest breach yet of the host nation's promise of free media access during the Games.
John Ray, of Independent Television News, said he was pinned down by police, dragged along the ground and pushed into a police van.
He said the authorities had also confiscated his equipment, pulled off his shoes, filmed him and accused of trying to unfurl a Tibetan flag.
Authorities say demonstrators are breaking Chinese laws and are not protesting in designated areas.