“We don’t want PCR tests, we want freedom!”
In a rare show of defiance, people in China are protesting against nationwide lockdown measures imposed by the Communist regime.
Protests, which first erupted in the northwestern Xinjiang province on Friday, have now reached the major Chinese cities of Shanghai, Guangzhou, and even the capital Beijing. “Protests in China against heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to Shanghai on Sunday, with demonstrators also gathering at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a deadly fire in the country’s far west sparked widespread anger,” The Japan Times newspaper reported Sunday.
Angry protests continue in China. This in Beijing. pic.twitter.com/atxhagSyzl
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Enforcing one lockdown after another at the point of a gun hasn’t put an end to the pandemic in China, with authorities reporting a record surge. “China reported its fourth straight daily record of 39,791 new COVID-19 infections on Nov. 26, of which 3,709 were symptomatic and 36,082 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Sunday,” the Reuters reported.
As cases of the Wuhan Coronavirus began hitting record numbers once again, Beijing has responded by putting one-third of the country’s population under lockdown restrictions. “Some 412 million people across China are in some kind of lockdown measures in 49 cities, around 30 per cent of the population, investment bank Nomura estimates,” British daily The Sun reported Friday.
NOW – Blank sheets of paper become the symbol of defiance against censorship and lockdowns in China protests.pic.twitter.com/rNwnDoR9kV
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The Associated Press reported the rare show of defiance against the Communist regime:
Since Friday people have held protests across China, where street demonstrations are extremely rare. But anger and frustration have flared over the deaths from a fire in an apartment building in Urumqi that the public believes was caused by excessive lockdown measures that delayed rescue.
A crowdsourced list on social media showed that there were demonstrations in 50 universities. Videos posted on social media that said they were filmed in Nanjing in the east, Guangzhou in the south, Beijing in the north and at least five other cities showed protesters tussling with police in white protective suits or dismantling barricades used to seal off neighborhoods. The Associated Press could not independently verify all the protests.
Online, videos from the scenes quickly emerged. Some of the most shared videos came from Shanghai, which had borne a devastating lockdown in spring in which people struggled to secure groceries and medicines and were forcefully taken into centralized quarantine.
In the dark early hours of Sunday, standing on the road named after a city in Xinjiang where at least 10 people had just died in an apartment fire, protesters chanted “Xi Jinping! Step down! CCP! Step down.”
A protester who chanted with the crowd confirmed that people did shout for the removal of Xi Jinping, China’s leader — words that many would never have thought would have been said in one of China’s biggest cities.
WATCH: Large protest at Beijing’s Tsinghua University in China over Covid lockdowns pic.twitter.com/BjoEcFKN2I
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Since the massacre of pro-democracy protestors in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 33 years ago, anti-regime demonstrations are a rare sight in Communist China. “Open defiance is rare in China, especially directed at the central government and the ruling Communist Party,” the Hong Kong daily The South China Morning Post remarked Friday.
Angry anti-lockdown protests were first reported in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province, where ten people were killed in an apartment fire. The rescue operation was reportedly hindered by the lockdown measures. “The BBC was told by one resident in the aftermath of the incident that people living in the fire-hit compound had been largely prevented from leaving their homes,” the British broadcaster confirmed Friday.
1/ protest outbreaks in Wuhan China now
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Since the Coronavirus first surfaced nearly three years ago in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the Chinese regime has responded to the pandemic with brutal restrictions and lockdowns.
Globalist institutions like the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) heaped praise on Beijing for its ironfisted COVID policies, and urged the world to follow in Beijing’s footsteps.DONATE
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