Statement from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, on the incident at the Chinese Consulate, Manchester:
“What took place yesterday outside the Chinese Consulate in Manchester was deeply worrying and has no place in a city region like ours that prides itself on peoples’ right to protest peacefully.
“Greater Manchester Police immediately started a full investigation and are in close touch with the Home Office and Foreign Office.
“It is important that the full facts surrounding this incident are established and for that we will need to wait for the investigation to conclude. However, on the basis of what I have seen, I want to make clear that it is never acceptable for peaceful protestors to be assaulted and those responsible need to be held to account for their actions.”
Article Published: 17/10/2022 13:45 PM