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Anti-lockdown protests in China spread as fury grows over zero Covid policy

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  • Hordes of students have staged a huge protest at Tsinghua university in Beijing over CCP’s Covid controls
  • Comes hours after mass protests broke out on Saturday night in Shanghai – China’s biggest financial hub
  • ‘Lift lockdown for Urumqi, lift lockdown for Xinjiang, lift lockdown for China!’ the crowds in Shanghai chanted
  • At one point a large group began shouting, ‘Down with the Chinese Communist Party, down with Xi Jinping, free Urumqi!’, according to witnesses and videos in a rare public protest against the Chinese leadership
  • Public fury forced authorities in Xinjiang to open up parts of the capital Urumqi – subject to a punishing ‘zero-Covid’ lockdown for over 3 months – after at least ten people in a fire at a locked-down apartment block 
  • China is battling a surge in infections that prompted yet more brutal lockdowns and restrictions across nation
  • Beijing is attempting to stick to a zero-covid policy even as much of the world tries to coexist with the virus 

h/t spy_kobol


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