The large police presence in the centers of many Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hangzhou, is thwarting new protests against the government’s zero-tolerance policy against Covid-19.
In many cases, members of the security forces stop passers-by who have to show their cell phones for questionable content or programs to circumvent censorship. The DPA agency gave information about this today.
In Beijing, police are securing the promenade along the Liang-ma River, where hundreds of people demonstrated on Sunday near the diplomatic zone. In Shanghai, police set up barriers where previous protests had taken place to prevent a larger gathering from forming.
There are also large numbers of police in People’s Square in the center of the port metropolis in eastern China, following new calls for demonstrations posted on social networks.
What’s going on in China?
unprecedented largest since 1989. This is how experts evaluate the wave of anti-covid protests that spread to Chinese cities. However, they do not have the power to overthrow Xi Jinping and will likely fail in the end.
Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese cities were rocked over the weekend by what has been described as the largest demonstration of discontent in China in decades. The demonstrators called for the removal of strict measures against the spread of covid-19, but also called for the resignation of President Xi Jinping and the end of Communist Party rule.
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