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Sky News reporter broadcasts arrest live on TV

The reporter said he and his team were detained due to an issue with displaying the passes they needed to film in the area.

A SKY NEWS REPORTER who was arrested in Beijing today was able to broadcast live as he was taken away in a police van.

Mark Stone was arrested with his crew while filming in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, which was the location of student-led demonstrations in 1989.

While broadcasting his arrest, Stone was able to film for Sky News, explaining that he believed the authorities did not know the footage was being broadcast live.

(Alexander Wickham/YouTube)

Sky News said that Stone was detained while filming in Tiananmen Square, though he and his team had permission. They were told they did not display their passes correctly and Stone did not have his passport with him, the reporter told Sky News.

He was later able to return to the news broadcaster’s office in Beijing.

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