World News

BREAKING: Protesters in China destroy Covid lockdown barriers as police crackdown on anti-government stance


Protesters in China have been caught on camera apparently destroying Covid lockdown barriers as police crackdown on anti-government stance.

Protesters in China have escalated demonstrations and continue to push back against the country’s strict ‘zero covid’ restrictions.

Footage circulating on social media today shows police making arrests amid growing anger on the streets as people break from tradition and take part in protests in cities and university campuses.

Visegrad 24 reports that Wulumqi (Urumqi) Road in Shanghai is where protesters met and called for the CCP to fall and for Xi Jinping to step down.

Defiant demonstrators can be seen walking down the street and pushing the panels of controversial lockdown barriers, which form part of the strict lockdown measures that have been in place in the country for three years.

Another video widely circulated on social media appears to show one protest group in Shanghai boldly calling for the removal of the Communist party and Xi Jinping in a stand-off with police.

The footage shows chants of: “Communist party, step down! Xi Jinping, step down!”

This comes on the same day that China is reported to have clocked a new record-high figure of daily new infections – 40,000, up on yesterday’s figure of 34,000, and 30,000 on Friday.

Elsewhere people protest about the lockdown restrictions, saying: “No PCR tests, we want freedom!”

Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Vickie Scullard

A journalist of more than 12 years from Manchester, UK, Vickie now lives in Madrid and works as a news writer for the Euro Weekly News.

Show comments

Recent Posts

  • Travel Guides

An essential guide to the best rental companies on the Costa del Sol

Are you planning a dream holiday in one of the world's most popular destinations? Perhaps…

15 mins ago
  • Spain

UPDATE: 59 suffer food poisoning, six hospitalised, one in ICU

22:36 (February 1) - The Madrid restaurant where the food poisoning took place remains closed…

38 mins ago
  • UK News

£220,000 – the cost to the public of Boris Johnson´s Partygate defence

The National Audit Office (NAO) is considering a formal investigation into how £220,000 of public…

54 mins ago
  • Celebrity News

Pamela Anderson still hoping to meet Mr Right after six failed marriages

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that she is…

2 hours ago
  • UK News

Michelle Mone´s luxury yacht gets the “led by donkeys” treatment

The Tory peer who was found to have used her connections within government to make…

2 hours ago
  • Finance

Business Extra – News in Brief

Helping out SPANISH companies working with plastics have “serious doubts” about applying the new tax…

2 hours ago