tirsdag 29. november 2022

China police move to deter zero-Covid demonstrations and trace protesters

Police have been out in force in China to stamp out zero-Covid protests and at least one person was arrested, according to social media videos, after a show of civil disobedience unprecedented since president Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago. There were also reports some demonstrators have been interrogated by authorities over the phone after attending the rare street gatherings in cities across the country.

The arrest was reportedly made in the city of Hangzhou late on Monday. Videos on social media, which could not be independently verified, showed hundreds of police occupying a large public square on Monday night, preventing people from congregating.