Manchester police say they’re investigating an altercation at the Chinese consulate

Video shows scuffle outside Chinese consulate in Manchester Two men who fought outside a Chinese consulate in Manchester on Saturday night were arrested by police. By Up Next Two men who fought outside a…

Manchester police say they’re investigating an altercation at the Chinese consulate

Video shows scuffle outside Chinese consulate in Manchester

Two men who fought outside a Chinese consulate in Manchester on Saturday night were arrested by police.

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Two men who fought outside a Chinese consulate in Manchester on Saturday night were arrested by police.

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Authorities investigating Saturday evening’s altercation at the Manchester Chinese consulate said the dispute was over “the display of disrespect” at the entrance to the venue.

An email to the consulate said the fight was “well planned, well organized and well executed” and involved a “group of young men that were intoxicated.”

It said the officers who responded to the disturbance detained two men who were wearing “red T-shirts with Chinese symbols” and another man involved in the violence. All three men were arrested and taken to Manchester police headquarters, where they were held for being on bail.

State police had said one man was wearing a red scarf emblazoned with the Chinese character for victory, and one had written the Chinese word for luck on his pants.

The police statement added that a few hours earlier, a number of “gangster” men had walked into the consulate, where they engaged a security guard in a fistfight.

In Manchester, authorities are investigating an altercation outside the consulate involving “gangsters” and security guards.

Police had said officers were called to the diplomatic building in the early evening to an altercation between “gangsters” and a security guard. The report said a fight broke out as the security staff cleared the men who had come into the consulate.

A spokesperson for the consulate declined to comment about the matter.

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Manchester police say they’re investigating an incident at the Chinese consulate Saturday night.

The incident was reported about 9 p.m. to the Manchester Police Department after a person saw the altercation between a group of men and a security guard. The Manchester Police Department said in a statement that officers were called and the incident was “well planned, well-organized and well-executed” and involved a “group of young men that were intoxicated.”

Additional Manchester police officers were dispatched to the scene and one, who asked not to be identified, responded to the consulate where it was determined there were three men involved who were drinking in the building

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