Police in Dujiangyan detained a Japanese TV reporter and cameraman after they attempted to report on parents who had lost children in schools that collapsed during the Sichuan earthquake.
When the crew tried to film parents crying in front of the school, police put their hands over the camera lens, then detained both the journalists and the parents. They escorted the journalists from the area, fined one of them 200 yuan for leaving her passport in a hotel room and forced them to write self-criticisms marked with a finger print.
“It took six hours. Even though the policewoman was kind, it was impossible to do my job,” said the reporter.