søndag 23. oktober 2022

China's 'Bridge Man' inspires Xi Jinping protest signs around the world

A rare one-man protest against Xi Jinping in Beijing has inspired solidarity protests around the world as China's party congress sits this week. Last Thursday, a man strung banners across a bridge in China's capital that accused Mr Xi of being a dictator. He was quickly detained but photos of his action spread around the world.

Since then similar signs and messages have appeared on several university campuses in the US, UK, Europe, Australia and elsewhere. One handwritten sign at Colby College in the US state of Maine praised the Beijing man's action and said: "We, people of China, want to spread this message that speaks our mind in places without censorship." Many replicate the messages displayed last week on the Sitong bridge in Beijing's Haidian district.