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Chinese protesters throw eggs at Chinese consulate in Manchester

Chinese protesters throw eggs at Chinese consulate in Manchester

Video shows scuffle outside Chinese consulate in Manchester

Rescue crews battle to extinguish blaze at Manchester Airport (Source: Reuters)

The drama at the Chinese consulate in Manchester on Thursday has been caught on video, as some people can be seen hurling eggs at the building.

A small group gathered outside the building in the city centre near Manchester Airport.

At one point, one of them throws eggs towards the consulate with the words, “This egg war”, before they all run away.

The video was posted to the social media site YouTube on Saturday morning, but has since been removed.

The video has been viewed over 3,000 times, with comments urging police to investigate the incident.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 12.10am on Friday, 27 February, following reports of an incident at the Chinese Consulate in Manchester.

“An investigation is under way. There is no reason to think that anyone has been injured.”

It came as a group of about 100 protesters marched through the centre of Manchester, chanting and waving placards against Chinese policies, as reported by the Press Association.

Protesters carried Chinese and pro-union banners and held a small Chinese flag aloft as they marched through the city centre.

They were forced to retreat when police ordered them to take down their flags.

The demonstration, organised by the Chinese community, came as the Foreign Office criticised the Chinese embassy for failing to report a “serious incident” involving the Manchester consulate on 23 February.

The spokesperson said: “As an international organization, we cannot comment on individual cases. But we are taking note of events reported in the media.”

The British embassy in Beijing has since responded to the backlash from the Chinese community on Twitter.

It said: “We are concerned to hear incidents of vandalism and hatred against your country and will be contacting relevant authorities

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