United Airlines: Chinese anger at violent removal of passenger

(BBC News) – Outrage has erupted on Chinese social media over the removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight.

Videos posted online showed a man, who appears to be Asian, being forcibly dragged from his window seat by security officers.

An eyewitness said the man was a “Chinese American doctor” who would not give up his seat, US media reported. The man has not yet been identified.

United Airlines issued an official apology after the incident.

A video taken by Audra Bridges who was on board the flight from Chicago to Louisville, the visibly distressed man was seen being hauled out of his seat. The video has been shared millions of times and photos of his bloodied face also spread quickly.

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Source: BBC News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.