Rare Protests against COVID Controls Spreading across China (+Video)


Rare Protests against COVID Controls Spreading across China (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Rare protests broke out across China over the weekend as groups of people vented their frustration over the zero-COVID policy.

Protests against COVID restrictions spread across China on Sunday as citizens took to the streets and university campuses, venting their anger and frustrations on local officials.

In Beijing, many apartment communities successfully convinced local management they had no legal basis for a lockdown. That came after more and more compounds in the capital city on Friday had abruptly forbade residents from leaving.

On Sunday, municipal authorities said temporary controls on movement should not last more than 24 hours.

Over the last three days, students staged protests at many universities, while people took to the streets in parts of Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Lanzhou, among other cities, according to videos widely shared on social media. The videos could not all be independently verified.

Videos on social media showed police arresting some protesters.