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China: Thousands take to streets in Guangzhou as COVID protests continue across country03:13

China: Thousands take to streets in Guangzhou as COVID protests continue across country

China, Guangzhou
November 28, 2022 at 06:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Guangzhou's Yuexiu District to rally against strict COVID measures.

Footage filmed on Sunday features rally participants holding blank pieces of paper, chanting 'Don't watch, please join!', 'Rest in peace to the dead, long live the people!' and 'Long live freedom!'

The protests started on Friday, November 25, in Urumqi after footage emerged of a fire in a residential building that reportedly killed at least 10 people. Some demonstrators blamed the COVID lockdown for making the situation worse, while Chinese media outlets reported that the building was 'low risk' and that people could come and go.

China: Thousands take to streets in Guangzhou as COVID protests continue across country03:13
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Guangzhou's Yuexiu District to rally against strict COVID measures.

Footage filmed on Sunday features rally participants holding blank pieces of paper, chanting 'Don't watch, please join!', 'Rest in peace to the dead, long live the people!' and 'Long live freedom!'

The protests started on Friday, November 25, in Urumqi after footage emerged of a fire in a residential building that reportedly killed at least 10 people. Some demonstrators blamed the COVID lockdown for making the situation worse, while Chinese media outlets reported that the building was 'low risk' and that people could come and go.