Protests dissatisfied with the excessive epidemic prevention continued to break out in many places in China. Today, there were gatherings of various sizes in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan and Chengdu.
The picture shows protesters in Beijing holding up white papers.
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[Central News Agency] Protests dissatisfied with excessive epidemic prevention continued to erupt in many places in China. Today there were gatherings of varying sizes in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan and Chengdu.
People in Chengdu shouted "Human rights", "No life tenure", "Oppose dictatorship", etc.
Video content reposted by accounts such as "China Forbidden" and "Ms. Li is not your teacher" on the integrated social platform Twitter (Twitter), the crowds gathered at Wangping Street in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province at night, and they shouted various slogans Among them, include: "Human rights", "No life tenure", "Oppose dictatorship", "Freedom of speech", "Give me freedom or give me death" and so on.
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The video shows that the crowd may be thousands of people, and the word "Chengdu" appears on the advertising banners on the street.
In Wuhan City, Hubei Province, some people took to Hanzheng Street to protest today, and clashes broke out with the armed police.
According to the video, the people negotiated with the police, trying to reason and intercede with the police.
Reuters pointed out that hundreds of people gathered.
In Beijing, about a thousand protesting students at Tsinghua University during the day chanted slogans such as "democracy and the rule of law, freedom of expression."
In the evening, crowds and policemen also appeared on the banks of the Mahe River, a popular place for citizens to take a walk. Some people held white papers to express their protests. Excessive epidemic prevention prevented fire trucks from entering the disaster relief.
The white paper represents the anger that cannot be freely expressed in the wave of protests that began yesterday.
During the height of protests in Hong Kong in 2020, local activists also held up blank paper protests to avoid slogans prohibited by the national security law.
Demonstrators in Moscow also used blank paper this year to protest Russia's war with Ukraine.
In Shanghai, following the mourning for the victims of the fire in Urumqi and the protests late last night, the crowd gathered again this afternoon and angered the police and shouted "Let me go!" To protest the injustice of the arrested people, the police set up roadblocks at about 5:00 p.m. block road.
In the evening, news spread on Chinese social networks that many protesters in Shanghai were forcibly taken away by police or plainclothes, and the road sign "Urumqi Middle Road" at the protest site was also taken down.
In Chisha Village, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, residents gathered at the village committee in the afternoon and demanded that the lockdown be lifted.
According to the Yangcheng Evening News, Guangzhou's epidemic prevention and control press conference announced today that Guangzhou is carrying out the evacuation of people in risky areas, and nearly 10,000 people in Haizhu District are willing to "evacuate".
Officials stated that as long as the above-mentioned people meet the conditions of "negative nucleic acid test results for 5 consecutive days, green health code, and no new cases in the building for 3 consecutive days", they will undergo personal protection after 3 days of centralized health monitoring. , can be closed-loop transshipment to destinations within or outside the city.
Haizhu District also issued a notice tonight, stating that it will optimize and adjust social epidemic prevention and control measures starting at 00:00 on the 28th, that is, narrowing the scope of prevention and control and more "precise" epidemic prevention.
On the Chinese social platform Weibo, some people discussed that the anti-epidemic measures should be "relaxed", but some people also questioned who will bear the "consequences" after the relaxation.
The official media People's Daily commented under the name "Zhong Yin" today maintained its official position, calling for "firm confidence and careful attention to all aspects of epidemic prevention and control," adding that "our prevention and control policy is determined by the nature of the party and the It is determined by our mission. Our prevention and control policies can stand the test of history. Our prevention and control measures are scientifically effective, the most economical, and the most effective. There is no doubt about this, and we should have full confidence.”
Many protesters in Shanghai were forcibly taken away by the police or in plain clothes, and the road sign "Urumqi Middle Road" at the protest site was also taken down.
The picture shows people gathering on "Urumqi Middle Road" to protest before the street sign was removed.
Chinese people held white papers to express their protest.