Chinese authorities dragged a Dutch journalist off-camera during a live report on the Winter Olympics on Friday, causing confusion as to why his broadcast was terminated.
A volunteer security officer in plainclothes and a red arm band manhandled Sjoerd den Daas, a correspondent for Dutch channel NOS Nieuws, during a live standup outside the National Stadium.
Den Daas' attempt to continue was thwarted by the officer, who yelled at him and forced him to halt. Several other guards stood close, watching the action, but it was unclear why the broadcast was halted.
“When asked, they couldn’t say what we had done wrong,” the reporter wrote in a series of tweets.