FIBA World Cup Qualifier: Chinese Fans Clash With Protesters

Pandemonium broke out in the stands at the John Cain arena when Australia played against China in a FIBA ​​World Cup qualifier.

Chinese basketball fans clashed with human rights activists during a game in Melbourne.

Pandemonium broke out in the stands at the John Cain arena when Australia played against China in a FIBA ​​World Cup qualifier.

Activist Max Mok claims he was attacked after holding up a poster of an Australian Uyghur Muslim imprisoned in China.

He also shouted “Free East Turkestan” and “Hong Kong Independence” to Chinese basketball fans.

Video taken during the chaotic scenes shows Mr. Mok being pushed by a man while his girlfriend tries to stop him.

Another photo shows a protester being dragged out of the stadium by security.

Other protesters held up a Tibetan flag in an act of defiance.

China has made the flying of the Tibetan flag illegal because it claims the area is part of mainland China.

Victoria police said seven spectators were removed from the stadium.

No one was injured, police added.

The Boomers best China 76-69 are now through to the next round of World Cup qualifiers.

They will play against Japan on Friday and another game on Sunday to complete their group matches.

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