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China witnesses unprecedented protests against its strict zero Covid policy, lockdowns - In pics

Protests have burst out spontaneously in a number of Chinese cities. Dissatisfaction with the government`s zero-tolerance COVID strategy appears to be the primary catalyst, but there are unprecedented instances of citizens expressing their anger at the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chairman Xi Jinping.

Protests break out against China's Zero COVID policy

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Protests break out against China's Zero COVID policy

The protests have been fuelled by frustration at the central government's zero-Covid policy, which sees authorities impose snap lockdowns, lengthy quarantines and mass testing campaigns over just a handful of cases.

Xi Jinping Step Down

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Xi Jinping Step Down

During Saturday night`s protest in Shanghai, people were heard openly shouting slogans like `Xi Jinping, step down` and `Communist party, step down`.

Anti covid protest in Beijing

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Anti covid protest in Beijing

In an unprecedented display of solidarity to oppose the COVID restrictions which has entered their third year, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Chaoyang district in the heart of capital Beijing late at night yesterday, where all the embassies are located and took part in the protest held the blank paper to express their discontent and acknowledge the censorship.

 

Clashes in Shanghai

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Clashes in Shanghai

Hundreds of demonstrators and police have clashed in Shanghai as protests over China’s stringent Covid restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities,

Students Protest outside Universities

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Students Protest outside Universities

Protests in China against the government’s harsh COVID-19 lockdown measures continued to intensify over the weekend, spreading to dozens of university campuses around the country

China protest worsens

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China protest worsens

A series of stunning street protests in cities can be seen across the nation threaten to derail economic activity and sap demand for energy, food and raw materials.

prevention workers in protective covid suits

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prevention workers in protective covid suits

Epidemic-prevention workers in protective suits stand outside a residential compound that is under lockdown as outbreaks of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue in Beijing,

Beijing tightens security

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Beijing tightens security

Police on Monday patrolled the scenes of weekend protests in Shanghai and Beijing after crowds there and in other cities across China demonstrated against stringent COVID-19 measures disrupting lives three years into the pandemic.

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