The 2022 Olympic Games took a strange turn on Friday after a journalist was dragged off by a Chinese police officer during a live coverage.

The correspondent – Sjoerd den Daas, was live on TV during a coverage for Dutch broadcast company NOS, when he got pulled away after much resistance.

Footage also shows the security personnel wearing a red armband but facial recognition seemed poor due to the timing of the broadcast.

The media outlet have now released a statement via tweeter to confirm the incident.

“Our correspondent [den Daas] was pulled away from the camera by security guards at 12:00 pm live in the NOS Journal,” the outlet tweeted Friday.

“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.”

Extended clips of the footage also shows Daas stating that they had been stopped from broadcasting at a different location prior to the incident. Reasons remain unclear why the NOS Asian correspondent was interrupted from covering the Olympic games in that instance.

Editor-in-Chief of NOS – Marcel Gelauff expressed utter disappointment in his statement to Algemeen Dagblad, stating that the clip was a clear and sad occurrence of how international media personalities are treated in China.

Reports also claim that international journalists have put in place cautious measures to cover the Winter games at Beijing this year, with some reporters having brought burner phones from their countries due to security concerns.

There are also unconfirmed stories of some foreign athletes and reporters being isolated in a bubble for quarantine purposes.

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