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China Protest Continues As Police Clash Is Reported In Shanghai

China Protest

The protest in China is gaining more momentum day after day as many demonstrators have reportedly clashed with police in Shanghai part of the country. The Chinese people, according to many reports are protesting over China’s Severe COVID-19 restrictions by their government. The protest, which started 3 days ago has spread across many major cities in the country.

What Caused China’s Protest?

What Caused China's Protest?

According to reports from social media and many big news platforms, the protest started after 10 people died in a high-rise fire in Urumqi, the capital of the far-western region of Xinjiang because they weren’t able to get out of their apartments due to the lockdown measures. Reports have it that Firefighters couldn’t reach them either. Their death ignited anger and sadness amongst the people which lead to massive protest to stop the restrictions.

Recall that the city had been under lockdown for more than 100 days, with residents unable to leave the region and many forced to stay at home. The above fire incident which happened on Thursday made the residents of Urumqi on Friday evening to start marching to a close government building, chanting for the lockdown to end. The local government, which responded the following morning said it would lift the lockdown in stages, but they failed to state a clear time frame or address the protests.

two professors from Fudan University stood in front of the police to stop them from arresting the students

It was also reported that two professors from Fudan University stood in front of the police to stop them from arresting the students during the protest.

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