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Chinese Citizens Protest Against "Zero-COVID" Policy

Chinese Citizens Protest Against

Protests against China’s restrictive COVID-19 policies have reportedly spread to more cities.

The wave of protests was triggered by a deadly fire in the western Xinjiang region that has been connected to the country’s strict lockdown policies.

According to AFP news agency, hundreds of students from Beijing’s Tsinghua University rallied at their campus on Sunday calling for an end to lockdowns.

Similar protests occurred overnight in Shanghai, China’s most populous city and financial hub, as well as at a university in the eastern city of Nanjing.

Internet users say the 10 people who died in a fire in an apartment building in Xinjiang’s capital city, Urumqi wouldn’t have lost their lives if there was no lockdown.

They say residents of the high-rise building could not escape in time because the building was partially locked down. But the city officials have dismissed the claim.

One protestor in Shanghai who gave only his family name, Zhao, told AP that one of his friends was beaten by police and two friends were pepper-sprayed.

He also claimed that police stomped his feet as he tried to stop them from taking his friend away.

Zhao said he lost his shoes in the process and left the protest barefoot.

He also said the protesters yelled slogans, including “Xi Jinping, step down; Communist Party, step down”, “Unlock Xinjiang, unlock China”, “do not want PCR [tests], want freedom” and “press freedom”. | Al Jazeera

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8 Comments

2 months ago

Tootsies


🙄 2 months ago

Grandmaster of dictatorship and brutality on citizens and guru in modern day plundering of African resources: XiJinping-the elder brother and mentor of African dictators.


Don't suck wumao jiba 2 months ago

Xi had an easy out. He already removed presidential term limits and secured 'election' victory in his party, making him defacto president for life. All he had to do was loosen up a little on covid but he painted himself into a corner with his propaganda blaming literally anything foreign including ice-cream and frozen fish and making zero covid a point of personal and administrative pride such that he can't climb down without losing face. Now people are suffocating on daily testing, 'closed system' working conditions where employees are basically imprisoned in factories, even more censorship, brutal flash lockdowns with no food or access to emergency services, the COVID app that will turn red if people say or see the wrong thing or don't pay mortgage to scam developments. Everyone has a limit, even Chinese citizens drip fed on CCP propaganda since birth and xi jingping thought. 🤷🏾‍♂️


Teacher 2 months ago

Kuitirana hutsinye vamwe vachifa real change is here


Xi Jinping 2 months ago

Goypi ningjang pengyoy Zimbabweans we don't have gwanxi with you


Vesto 2 months ago

Winds of Democratic Change are also sweeping over the last bastion of autocratic dictatorship.

I pray and hope we won't be seeing another Tiananmen Square massacre again.


zhong 2 months ago

🈶🈚🈷️🈚🈶🈺🈲㊙️㊗️🈵🉐kana musina kugona kuzvirenga siyanai nenyika yedu


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Cde hondo 2 months ago

Zanu pf and China all weather friends.... Kkkkkk



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