People are taking to the streets across Communist China protesting the government’s heavy-handed approach to COVID lockdowns. The protests are being led by university students, the Daily Mail reports.
The Chinese Communist Party, CCP, has instituted a zero tolerance policy, where one report case of COVID can result in oppressive lockdowns.
As protests surge across the country, there were calls for ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ and as well calls for the resignation of CCP tyrant, Xi Jinping.
The Daily Mail provides more details:
Footage shared on social media appears to show police attacking anti-lockdown protesters who had been arrested and put on buses in Shanghai, on a third day of unrest in the world’s most populous nation. […]
The witness also described students holding up blank pieces of paper, a symbolic protest against censorship.
Demonstrations have erupted in at least seven cities – including Shanghai, Nanjing and Guangzhou – with violence breaking out between local cops and furious protesters.
Footage circulated on social media showed crowds tearing down metal fences and barricades as they grappled with security officers who deployed their batons and tear gas in attempt to control the swell of humanity.
These are the largest anti-government protests that the Chinese Communist Party has seen face the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, when the CCP squashed the largely, student protests calling for freedom by killing hundreds, if not thousands of people.
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