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China News | China COVID Protests | China News Today | Anti-COVID Policy | Xi Jinping |News18

Last Updated: November 30, 2022, 00:00 IST

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China News | China COVID Protests | China News Today | Anti-COVID Policy | Xi Jinping |News18Late on Saturday night, crowds gathered in Shanghai, China’s largest city and financial capital, on Urumqi Road—named after the city in Xinjiang—to mourn the victims of the fire. Videos on social media showed protesters calling for an end to lockdowns and mass testing. Some raised slogans against Mr. Xi and the ruling Communist Party. Several hundred people gathered in Beijing on Sunday night for a rare protest. Some laid out candles to mourn those in Urumqi, while others chanted, “We don’t want COVID tests, we want freedom!” A large police presence was deployed around the protest that took place near the Liangma river in the heart of the capital.