(SCMP) ATV reporters involved in scuffle with volunteers at Shanghai Expo By Regina Leung. May 4, 2010.
Hong Kong reporters covering the World Expo in Shanghai were on Tuesday involved in a minor scuffle with volunteers at the venue, Asia Television (ATV) footage showed. A camera used by an ATV television crew from Hong Kong was damaged when a volunteer tried to force reporters away, the footage showed. The scuffles broke out on Tuesday morning between ATV reporters and volunteers charged with maintaining order.
Television footage showed the journalists were trying to report on the large crowds queuing outside the China Pavilion. But they were stopped by expo volunteers, who were concerned about overcrowding. One of the volunteers then put his hands in front of the video camera and asked the journalists to leave, which led to scuffles and arguments. A volunteer then struck and damaged one of the video cameras, the footage showed. Later, one of the volunteers was taken away by police.
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