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Protesters openly urge Xi to resign over China Covid curbs

Protests in China against government's strict Covid measures have intensified, with some people...

👤 H K Badal27 Nov 2022 5:35 PM GMT
Protesters openly urge Xi to resign over China Covid curbs
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Protests in China against government's strict Covid measures have intensified, with some people publicly venting their anger at the Communist Party leaders.

Thousands of protesters have turned out in Shanghai and students have also demonstrated at universities in Beijing and Nanjing.

The latest unrest follows a protest in the remote north-west city of Urumqi, where lockdown rules were blamed after 10 people died in a tower block fire.

While Chinese authorities deny that Covid restrictions caused the deaths, officials in Urumqi did issue an unusual apology on Friday (Nov 25), and pledged to "restore order" by phasing out restrictions.