China: Nationwide protests against zero-Covid policy

As the number of people infected with the coronavirus continues to rise, more and more people are taking to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the government’s harsh measures.

A protester vents his anger. The immediate trigger for the rally was a fire in a high-rise apartment building in Urumqi on Thursday. Because the building was under lockdown, many residents might not escape. Ten people died.

Mark R. Cristino / EPA

Many Chinese are increasingly angry at the government’s zero-Covid strategy. Protests once morest the government’s policies took place in numerous cities across the country on Saturday and Sunday morning. This is currently trying to fight the biggest corona wave since the beginning of the pandemic with mass tests, lockdowns, forced quarantine and digital surveillance.

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