Viral videos showed protesters tearing down metal barricades, overturning Covid testing tents and demanding an end to lockdowns as they clashed with security officials in Wuhan.
Huge COVID lockdown protests as cases hit record high
Rare public protests opposing China’s stringent Covid lockdowns intensified in the country, while coronavirus cases continue to rise sharply with close to 40,000 infections reported on Sunday. Chinese social media and Twitter have many videos of public protests, including a mass demonstration in Shanghai where people in a rare display of anger shouted slogans against the ruling Communist Party of China and President Xi Jinping. Many protesters were reportedly being arrested. There are also videos of protests from various university campuses where students came out in the open to oppose the lockdowns. (Agencies)