The search for a mysterious protester in China who was demanding the removal of President Xi Jinping from power

  • Yvette Tan
  • BBC

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The scene at Sitong Bridge yesterday

Extensive searches on the Internet in China for the identity of a mysterious protester in the capital, Beijing, criticized China’s policy to combat the spread of the Corona virus and President Xi Jinping.

A demonstrator climbed the Sitong Bridge in Beijing’s Haidian District, and held two large banners calling for an end to China’s COVID-19 policy and the overthrow of President Xi.

Pictures and videos of Thursday’s event circulated widely across the internet, prompting a swift crackdown by censors on social media platforms and the WeChat app used by most Chinese.

Thursday’s protest came on the eve of the historic Communist Party congress, at which President Xi is due to receive a third term as party chief.

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