People in China took to the streets to protest the country's 'Zero-Covid policy,' which included lockdowns, lengthy quarantines, and mass
People in China took to the streets to protest the country's 'Zero-Covid policy,' which included lockdowns, lengthy quarantines, and mass testing campaigns. Beijing and Shanghai witnessed a public outrage against the state on Sunday, with the public shouting slogans such as "Xi Jinping, step down! CCP, step down!" in a rare display of public opposition to the Chinese Communist Party's top leadership. A deadly fire in Urumqi on Thursday sparked new public outrage, with many blaming lengthy Covid lockdowns for impeding rescue efforts, despite authorities' denial. China reported 39,506 domestic Covid-19 cases on Sunday, a record high.
Updated on Nov 27, 2022 08:24 PM IST 6 Photos
People protest at Communication University of China in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China on Saturday. (Reuters)
Students protesting by using ‘blank sheets’ against China's zero-Covid policy at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Sunday. (AFP)
Police officers confront a man as they block Wulumuqi street, named for Urumqi in Mandarin, in Shanghai in the area where protests took place the night before following a deadly fire in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region. (AFP)
An epidemic prevention worker in a protective suit sleeps in a chair outside a locked-down residential compound as outbreaks of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue in Beijing, China on Sunday. (Reuters)