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13/09/2018 12:38 BST | Updated 13/09/2018 16:14 BST

Dua Lipa Fans Forcibly Removed From Her Concert In Shanghai

Some fans have claimed security intervened because some concertgoers were waving pride flags.

Shocking footage has emerged of fans being forcibly removed from a Dua Lipa concert in Shanghai.

The chart-topping singer is currently on tour in Asia, which arrived in China earlier in the week.

However, video footage from the gig shows several people being removed by security officers, who used physical force and even violence towards fans in the crowd.

While some who have posted video footage online have claimed it was due to fans’ refusal to sit down during the show, others have suggested it was because they were seen waving pride flags during Dua’s performance.

Homosexuality is not illegal in China, as of 1997, but the Chinese social media site Sina Weibo did recently make headlines when they announced that posts relating to homosexuality would be taken down (though this ban was eventually reversed following a backlash).

The videos below contain potentially distressing footage:

An emotional Dua told her fans towards the end of the show: “I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun, and for us all to dance and us all to sing. And just have a really good time.

“We’re not here for very much longer, we have only a few more songs, and I would love for these last few songs for us all to really, really enjoy ourselves.”

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Dua Lipa performing at Leeds Festival last month

The ‘One Kiss’ star has not posted on social media since before the show, when she expressed her excitement at playing in China for the first time.

HuffPost UK has reached out to representatives for Dua Lipa for an official comment.